|Artist: Jules Cheret
Plate: PL. 185
Aux Buttes Chaumont|
A. Original lithograph from "Les Maitre de
L'Affiches" series. |
Printed by Imprimerie Chaix, Paris, 1899.
in 16 x 20 in. acid free, archival museum mat, with framing labels. Ready to frame.
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Set of 3 along with PL.141 and
A variation of the "Aux Buttes Chaumont" poster as seen
on the popular TV show "Friends" which hung in Monica
and Rachel's apartment.
It is one of aproximately 42 advertising posters that Cheret designed
for the Paris department store "Aux Buttes Chaumont," starting around
composition is somewhat nonsensical in this poster for a toy and gift sale. Essentially
a grouping of figures loosely connected in order to take advantage of the verticality
of the poster. It's the scale and Cheret's details that are so winning here. (Such
as,) The pointy-chinned clown doll being plucked from a pet goat, it's legs akimbo.
The way his costume matches the polka dots of the drummer. The bucked tooth kinship
of the little girls, their hairdos wild with excitement. Cheret often portrayed
children in his posters, largely for such toy and gift sale announcements. Hiatt
refers to this commenting that 'The joy of the little ones in possession of their
playthings is contagious' (Hiatt p.34).
And the mother's expression as she serenely considers a fan for herself is absolutely
(Rennert, PAI-XXVII, 339)
There are three of these wonderful Aux Buttes Chaumont store posters advertising
toys and gifts included in the Mâitre de l'Affiche series (see PL.
141 & PL. 169).