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Artist: Jules Cheret French (1836-1932)
Plate: AL.15
Title: Folies Bergere/ Fleur de Lotus
Description: Condition A. Original lithograph from "Les Affiches Illustrees" series,
limited printing of 1025. Printed by
Imprimere Chaix, Paris, 1896.
Presented in 16 x 20 in. acid free, archival museum mat, with framing labels. Ready to frame. Shipped boxed flat via Fedex.
Certificate of Authenticity.
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Affiches Sheet Size: 8 3/4 in x 12 1/4 in
  22 cm x 31 cm
Price: temporarily out of stock

(Like many of my most sought after images I am usually able to locate this for clients. email me for a price estimate, Greg) To Request

Full size estimated $ 7000 - $ 8000 US
Poster Auctions International, N.Y. May 2007.

"Cheret executed more than 60 posters for the Folies-Bergere between 1874, when the first major expansion of business took place, and 1897, the very zenith of its success. The names of the revues hardly matter, as all were meant to present beautiful girls in attractive settings, and for Fleur de Lotus, Cheret makes a spectacularly exuberant design, a masterpiece of graceful motion and pure joy" (Wine Spectator 7)

"Cheret's earliest known poster, dated 1858, is for the theatre, and from there he went on to prepare some 500 posters for various theatres, cabarets, music-halls, individual performers and shows of every description. The Folies-Bergere was one of his frequent clients for three decades (60 posters) and so were the Alcazar, the Ambassadeurs, the Moulin Rouge, the Hippodrome and the Musee Grevin. Some of his happiest and most popular designs are in this category. He could exercise his uncanny ability to capture the dynamics of the stage in the movement of dancers, mimes and acrobats" (Rennert, PAI-VII)

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