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Artist: Jules Cheret French (1836-1932)

Plate: PL. 229

Title: La Bodiniere
Description: Condition A. Original lithograph from "Les Maitre de L'Affiches" series.
Printed by Imprimerie Chaix, Paris, 1900.
Presented in 16 x 20 in. acid free, archival museum mat, with framing labels. Ready to frame. Shipped boxed flat.
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

Full size sold for $ 2,300 US
Poster Auctions International, NY, Nov 2005

"La Bodiniere was the exhibition hall of the Theâtre d' application, offering a variety of attractions from art exhibits to shadow plays one of which is being advertised here (see below). It is evident that this poster whose bottom right quarter was left blank to insert the program of the week, in this case, probably a second attraction was planned, but this specimen was pulled before its addition."
(Wine Spectator 11)

The attraction's listing in the lower right, reads "The March in the Sunshine, shadow theatre epic play on the Marchand mission (which crossed Central Africa in 1897-98 to confront the British at Fashoda). The main attraction however is the charming lady in yellow.

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