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Artist: Jules Cheret French (1836-1932)
Plate: AL.17
Title: Eldorado
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.
Certificate of Authenticity.
See our Terms of Sale
Affiches Sheet Size: 8 3/4 in x 12 1/4 in
  22 cm x 31 cm
Price: $425.00 USD Now $325.00

Full size sold for $ 5,060 US
Poster Auctions International, N.Y. Nov. 1998.

"The dancer is boundless joy personified, and the red spotlight on her adds to the impact of this exhilarating work for the Eldorado Music Hall" (Rennert, PAI-XXVII)

"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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