The Devilish Centaur

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1926

The Devilish Centaur

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In 1926, Sandeman comissioned a beautiful poster to the French artist Jean d'Ylen. "The Centaur" caused quite the controversy. A Mrs Smith of Leicester wrote to the company:

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"I was thoroughly disgusted with the picture. Is the woman to climb the devil's back for a glass of wine? As a businesswoman, who likes a glass of Sandeman's within reason, I very much object to it."

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The company replied:It seem's there's a young lady from Leicester; Who would not say not if you pressed her; But the trollop who rides; On the wild horse's side, Has put her off Port and depressed her.

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