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Shell Advert - Shell Spirit and Motor Oils (1926) - René Vincent - Framed Picture - 11"H x 14"W

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Shell Advert - Shell Spirit and Motor Oils (1926) - René Vincent - Framed Picture - 11"H x 14"W

NB. The Original advert was used in 1926

Royal Dutch Shell plc, commonly known as Shell, is an Anglo-Dutch multinational oil and gas company headquartered in the Netherlands and incorporated in the United Kingdom.

Created by the merger of Royal Dutch Petroleum and UK-based Shell Transport & Trading in 1907, in a move largely driven by the need to compete globally with Standard Oil. It is now the seventh largest company in the world as of 2016, in terms of revenue, and one of the six oil and gas "supermajors".

René Vincent was a French illustrator who was prevalent in the 1920s-1930s. He worked in an Art Deco style and became famous for his poster designs, Vincent had a particular design style of distorting perspective and dynamism. He was influential in the Art Deco movement in the period between the two world wars.

Vincent studied at the Ècole des Beaux-Arts. He was also an illustrator for La Vie Parisienne, The Saturday Evening Post, L'Illustration and Fantiso, most of his contributions to these magazines were fashion illustrations.

Vincent created a plethora of advertisements for Bugatti, Peugeot, Michelin, and Shell Oil Company. His most recognizable work is the 1925 Porto Ramos Pinto poster.

Vincent was a great lover of cars, so as a result he was one of the first French citizen to have a driver's license and was also one of the first Parisians to have a garage built onto his house.


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