TALBOT French Automobile Magazine Advertisement 1927

This is an authentic original printed on the date stated below. We only sell original-period items! Each product comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.

Year 1927
Country France,
Size 26.5 x 35 cm (10.43 x 13.78 in)
Condition A-
Colours Black, White,

"The TALBOT is the vehicle of the refined, of the connoisseurs, and of the elegant woman" states this advertisement, which appeared in French magazines from 1927 through 1931. This art deco ad, for the now extinct car brand, was created by Georges Hamel (1900-1972) who produced a significant amount of paintings, posters, magazine advertisements, and illustrations. He is known for his illustrations of aeroplanes and automobiles which frequently appeared in the French magazine L'Illustration. In 1931 he was appointed as an Official Peintre de l'Air or Painter of the Air by the French government.

The impressiveness and elegance of the vehicle can't be denied with its sleek, modern look. The ad highlights the power, influence, and modernness of the woman driver. Even though she can afford a chauffeur, she makes him sit in the passenger seat when she fancies a drive. A window to her life, showing her with her "art deco" looking Greyhound dog, demonstrates the leisurely yet elegant lifestyle she leads. A great ad that intentionally plays on women's struggles and ambitions of the day.

Particulars: This lithographic print is from an original vintage magazine. It has been professionally conserved and backed on acid-free linen paper. Find out more about what this means and why it's important: poster and print conservation and restoration. Close inspection will reveal some visible ink showing through from the reverse side and/or faint ink faults created by the printing press.

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