'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.