Robert Doisneau


Title : [ Robert Doisneau ]

Total size : 69 x 69 x 4 cm

Technique : Water Color on wood canvas (nothing prints)    100 % hand painted – Signed back

Chassis : The canvases are already mounted on the frame in finished and painted wood even on sides and does not require any structure additional.

The work is ready to hang.

All works are made with top quality materials that guarantee the color lasting stability . They are of excellent quality water paints were used . To the canvas a fixative for the color that keeps it intact was applied the properties over time .

Description of the subject

A kiss can be the most natural thing you can do. But not when you see yourself right after on millions of postcards, posters or other places.

This is what happened to the two anonymous lovers who appear in Robert Doisneau’s picture made near Hotel de Ville. The photo was shot in the ’50s and became very famous right after. The couple was considered a symbol of love in Paris. Everybody was curious about the lovers’ identity, but Doisneau likes to play games about this subject.

Jean and Denise Lavergne believed themselves to be the couple in the picture, but it was a mistake. A mistake that Doisneau didn’t want to correct when he met them for a lunch, only because he “did not want to shatter their dream”, as he declared for the press at that time. Things got complicated and the Larvegnes took him into court. According to French law, it is illegal to take pictures of people without their permission. The legal adventure made him recognize that the real characters in the picture were Françoise Delbart and Jacques Carteaud. According to BBC, both of them were aspiring actors at the time when Doisneau interrupted their kiss. “He told us we were charming, and asked if we could kiss again for the camera. We didn’t mind. We were used to kissing. We were doing it all the time then, it was delicious. Monsieur Doisneau was adorable, very low key, very relaxed”, said Françoise.

The couple only resisted 9 months, but their kiss was everlasting – courtesy to Robert Doisneau. He offered the girl the photo in original version, signed by him. She sold it in 2005 for 155 000 Euros, so we might also say that it was one of the most expensive kisses.

Product Description


A packaging of prestige in order to give an emotion. All our works [SMALL TRIBUTE] they are manifactured in a splendid gift-box where in the front is carved our laboratory of art logo [THE CIRCUS ART].A pressure closing arranged to a locking tongue in skin closes it all, for being then easy transported thanks to the solid handle in plastic, that complete with elegance yours unique packaging.

The Circus Art - Dettaglio certificato

In the back of your portrait is locate the authenticity certificate, where you will find detail about your portrait, creation date, tecnik, and info about the laboratory [THE CIRCUS ART].The certificate gurd in leather skinn remember the story of the company, burn from the idea of  blend art and design in a leather frame “Pieno Fiore”, in the linea Wall Project Collection.

Custodie certificati in pelle

  • THICKNESS : 1,0 MM

Typology of skin produced on skins optimal selection, than extension all its natural grain and guarantees the maximum of its malleability.

Additional information

Weight 5 kg
Dimensions 70 × 70 × 10 cm