from Le Rire, by Jehan Sennep (1912)

The French illustrator and caricaturist Jehan Sennep was born in Paris. He began his career as a journalist and started making caricatures for the press shortly before World War I. He worked for Le Sourire in 1910 and then began a longtime collaboration with Le Rire. He chronicled the political world for L'Action Française from 1920 and also published his drawings in Candide and L'Écho de Paris. He was head of the illustrated satirical weekly Le Charivari in 1926-27. He also illustrated fables by  Jean De La Fontaine and pamphlets for Action Française politician Léon Daudet. After World War II, he became a staff artist for Le Figaro. He retired in 1967, when he was replaced by Jacques Faizant. Sennep's cartoons influenced both Faizant's work as well as Jean Eiffel.

Le Rire (1934)

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