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Laroche..? Oh yes!

Robert Laroche is a wonderful illustrator. Dreamy women, sensual decorations, amazing flowers, pistachio and fuchsia colours, elegant typography, languorous couples, typical ink speckles… one recognizes a Laroche instantly. During the Parisian 1920s Laroche mainly worked for Max Eschig and Smyth.

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Two covers signed ‘LR’. Both show the distinct mark and talent of Robert Laroche.

We are happy that the scientific committee at Images Musicales 😉 has unanimously accepted the iconographic evidence to  include those and five more covers signed with ‘LR’ to the artistic work of Robert Laroche. Hereunder we share with you a potpourri of the graphic arguments…

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But who is Robert Laroche?

K-K-Katy

Listen to the original English lyrics of this WW-I song, published in 1918 in France by Francis Salabert. Both Dranem and Maurice Chevalier have their caricature on this cover by Clérice frères.

Music: Geoffrey O'Hara Lyrics: Lucien Boyer, Illustrated by Clérice frères
‘K-K-K-Katy’ by Geoffrey O’Hara, French lyrics: Lucien Boyer, published by Salabert (Paris, 1918) and illustrated by Clérice frères.