399: St. Raphaël / Rouge Blanc. 1953
Artist: CHARLES LOUPOT (1892-1962) Size: 23 5/8 x 31 5/8 in./59.8 x 80.2 cm Affiches Gaillard, Paris More than a decade after their initial appearance (see previous lot), the two-toned waiters are still on duty, though have found a more rigid, geometric form. This is the head-on version of the waiters that the company settled on in 1945, reissued here in 1953. Loupot needed little beyond the basic trademark and the colors of the two available versions of the quinquina to sell the product. This is the smaller format.