Here is an elegant confection by American illustrator James Montgomery Flagg. It appeared in the second ever issue of Playboy in January 1954 illustrating a cocktail.
James Montgomery Flagg
Flagg's I Want You poster is one of the most recognisable images in the world but these days he is not well known, outside those who are interested in illustration. Partly this is because of his concentration on pen and ink work rather than paintings. He was one of the earliest generations of illustrators whose work reached a wide audience because of techological advances in printing, building on the work of Charles Gibson (creator of the famous Gibson Girls), who was ten years his elder and later became a great friend.