Recently I bought Mr FF a vintage postcard on ebay.fr for Saint Valentin and it came enclosed in a fabulous card with the above illustration on it.
Today I stumbled across the same illustration on a french blog with the words "peynet". Curious, I googled peynet on google.fr and this is what I found out.
Raymond Peynet, parisian graphic artist (1908-1999).
Created The Couple of lovers of Peynet, in front of the kiosk of Valence which made him famous around the world.
Then I found a fabulous website which tells you about his life, his gorgeous illustrations and even a shop where you can buy perfume, pictures, books etc.
So many fabulous illustrations, and to think that this all started through buying Mr FF a vintage card for Saint Valentin....
Je vous souhaite un très beau week end plein d'amour!