After absinthe became illegal in France, Pernod was promoted as a substitute. Original post here.
Raymond Ducatez, 1930
Absinthe does inspire. Original post here.
Sourced to Old Erotic Art.
Bonus Image Provenance: I commissioned Bacchus at ErosBlog to research this image further, and he has come up with the following additional details.
This image is signed “clo” and captioned “Clochette The Green Fairy CHOW 158”. You’d think it would be easy to atribute with all that, but in fact it was surprisingly tricky to track down, in large part because the “CHOW” acronym refers to a “CHaracter Of The Week” contest at a forum (conceptart.org) that is currently offline. Most Google references were to the defunct 2009 thread (link does not work and is not in the Internet Archive, but Google snippet is entitled “Chow 158 :: VOTING :: The GREEN FAIRY)”:
I finally found this DeviantArt page explaining that “CHOW 158” was a character-of-the-week contest about absinthe:
Pursuing the artist name, I found this YouTube video of a quite-fetching female French artist named “Aurélie Neyret (Clochette)” giving a lesson on character illustration:
At the very bottom of a considerable bit of “about the artist” information below that video, there are links to her portfolio site and French-language blog:
This blog post identifies your image as her work: “My entry for the last chow on conceptart, the absinthe Green Fairy.”
Her French-language description, if I am not mistaken, calls the character “absinthe personified”.
You can also see this art in her online portfolio with the title “La fée verte”:
Bacchus is actively taking image research commissions, and if you have adult imagery you’re curious to learn more about, I encourage you to visit Bacchus’s introductory post for his image-searching service, where you can find details about how to commission him.