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"