Riec s/ Belon
Artist: Leon Esperance Broquet (French 1869 – 1936)
Date of Origin: circa 1930
Medium: Original Stone Lithograph Vintage Poster
Size: 47” x 63”
Humoristic poster for the French restaurant Melanie in Riec sur Belon, a commune in the Finistère department of Brittany in north-western France.
Named for its founder Melanie Rouat who ran it through WWII, a mother of six children widowed at the age of 36. Rouat started a grocery store, haberdashery and café, before expanding her store to a Michelin star restaurant and 9 room hotel, with a specialty of oysters from Bélon.
Today, the building houses the Espace Mélanie Media Library (MEM), which was inaugurated in March 2015.