Advertisement for Parfums Luyna
Medium: Watercolor and gouache on illustration board
Dimensions: composition: 13 13/16 × 10 7/16 in. (35.1 × 26.5 cm)
sheet: 15 × 10 15/16 in. (38.1 × 27.8 cm)
Illustration Citation: Advertisement for Parfums Luyna
Credit Line: Louisa du Pont Copeland Memorial Fund, 2007
About: The Luyna watercolors must have been studies for an advertisement for Luyna, a Parisian perfume company. The bottles in the background of the larger drawing allude to the perfume bottles.
Little is known about Beatrice Anderson. She was born in Massachusetts and studied at Boston University and in Stockholm. A member of the Boston Society of Arts and Crafts, the Weavers Guild of Boston, and the Massachusetts Society of Handmade Groups, she later moved to Seattle, where she exhibited textile works. Her advertisements and magazine covers are typical of the simplified and colorful designs of the Art Deco style.
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