September Morn

'September Morn' ('Matinée Septembre', Paul Chabas (1869-1937)

Subject of the first nude pin-up calendar (1913), reflects the sentimentalism and ideal of feminine purity characteristic of pin-ups of the early 20th century. As an oil painting, it was virtually unnoticed by the public; censored by the New York Society for the Suppression of Vice, it became a cause célébre and was pirated as a reproduction on millions of calendars.

Mark Gabor, 'The Pin-Up: A Modest History'