Size: 15.5 x 23.5 inches
Artist: J. Y. Rochefort
Created in 1933, the French National Lottery became widely popular after the media coverage of barber Paul Bonhoure's win of five million francs in the first draw. In a very enlightening article "Loterie nationale : Mythes et symboles" written in 1969, a French journalist proposes an in-depth analysis of posters commissioned by the French lottery. The lottery was said to have hired some of France's best designers, developing a corpus of some of the most effective posters in history. This particular piece is signed in the lithographic plate by J. Y. Rochefort and advertizes the collection of funds for social welfare. The poster has recently been professionally linen-backed and is in excellent condition.