|Artist: Jules Cheret
Plate: PL. 153
|Title: Eau des Sirenes|
Condition A. Original lithograph from
"Les Maitre de L'Affiches" series. |
by Imprimerie Chaix, Paris, 1899.
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 USD
Full size sold for $ 3,220 US
Poster Auctions International, N.Y. May 2000.
"In the 1880's poster art was just emerging from the drabness of letterpress
announcements showing little but black type. Cheret's airy images were so startlingly
bright and fresh on the walls of Paris that they attracted admirers and his sprightly
women the appellation 'Cherettes.' It is not too far fetched to say that they
were instrumental in ushering in the golden age of posters
In this censored
version of Cheret's barebreasted sirens sing the praises of a haircolouring product
named in their honour (Mermaid Water). Apparently the mermaid quartet was too
alluring for the Paris censors who were just beginning their efforts at this time.
They refused to accept the poster until Cheret lengthened the hair to partly cover
the offending flesh "