Snob Le Galion Paris

This piece of commercial art from 1956 was created by Jean-Claude Maurel for Le Galion. Perfume house Le Galion named their fragrance ‘Snob’ to appeal to the high-society women emboldened by the ‘New Look’ revolution in fashion and France’s post-war economic boom. With downcast eyes and her face turned away from the viewer, she expresses an aloofness in tune with the new style, one memorably depicted in films such as Breakfast at Tiffany’s and High Society . That attitude was much in evidence in the luxury advertising of the time.




This original print was published in a periodical from 1955.

We do not sell reproductions. Your art comes with a certificate of authenticity.

This original print was published in a periodical from 1955.

Your art comes with a certificate of authenticity.





Claude Maurel


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24.5 × 31.5cm | 9"44 x 12"2

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Frame Specifications

Size: 32.7 × 42.7cm or 12.87″ x 16.81″

Frame material: anodised aluminium

Color: black

Glass: “float”

At VAA we deploy modern technology to preserve these antique illustrations. The uniquely hard-wearing frames we use are designed in Switzerland; their durability results from the process of anodising. Anodising is a surface treatment which protects and decorates aluminium using an anodic oxidation process. As a result of this, these frames are especially resistant to corrosion and heat, protecting this vintage art from wear and tear.
We frame each illustration ourselves in our workshop in Lausanne, Switzerland. The float glass we use is crystal clear with a very flat surface and carefully polished edges. The frames are 32.7 × 42.7cm (12.87″ x 16.81″). The result? We present you with a period illustration- a genuine antique- enclosed by a frame of the highest quality. In this way, we like to think we’re bringing modern technology and antique artistry together.


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