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Artist: Jules Cheret French (1836-1932)

Plate: PL. 129

Title: Casino d'Enghien
Description: Condition A. Original lithograph from "Les Maitre de L'Affiches" series.
Printed by Imprimerie Chaix, Paris, 1898.
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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Maitre Sheet Size:11 3/8 in x 15 3/4 in
 29 cm x 40 cm
Price: $350.00 USD

Cheret's poster for the Casino d'Enghien, for a Charity Ball to benefit the victims of a fire at Fort-de-France. A fanciful design showing a brightly clad child, beckoning us to follow her, as she, her mother, and her friends bound happily along on toy horses against a backdrop of exploding fireworks in the night sky.

"The achievement of Cheret was to create a world of explosive happiness, and to paste it on the walls of Paris. As a painter he will be remembered for what Huysmans calls his 'spirit of nervous gaiety', as a lithographer for his superb technique, and as a poster artist for being the ancestor of all modern advertising." (Abdy p.36)

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