This sweet illustration was made in 1969 for Neiman-Marcus, the exclusive American department store, housing many prominent quests.
The department store was founded in Dallas, Texas, in 1907 and later on opened approximately 30 stores in other American states.
This illustration was the cover of the department store’s legendary Christmas Catalogue, which came out every year. This Antoni drawing was the cover of the 1969 issue.
On his way, Santa bumps into an elegant woman, who grabs the opportunity to use Santa’s white beard as a beautiful scarf. Santa does not notice much, as he is so full from all the Christmas food he has been eating, so he puts his hand on his belly – and suddenly a beautiful butterfly flies over his head!