Full size sold for $ 4,600 US
Poster Auctions International, N.Y. May. 2004.
"It's plain to see which of the two performers Cheret prefers-the
male is barely visible at left. But take note of the square monocles
that the couple shares, each in a different eye-a whimsical touch.
" (Rennert, PAI-XLIII)
"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"