|Artist: Jules Cheret
|Plate: PL. 41|
|Title: Pantomimes Lumineuses|
Condition A. Original lithograph from
"Les Maitre de L'Affiches" series. |
by Imprimerie Chaix, Paris, 1896.
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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"Emille Reynaud (1844-1918), whose 'Theâtre Optique' (Optical Theatre)
produced this show (titled 'Pantomimes of Light') at the Musee Grevin, was a science
teacher who combined a primitive peephole viewing apparatus with a projector,
and came up with animated strips of celluloid pictures in colour, coming as close
to inventing movies as anyone could. He even used perforation to advance the images.
After obtaining a patent in 1889, he put on his first public show at the Musee
Grevin on October 28, 1892. Between then and 1900, there were 12,800 performances
attended by more than 500,000 customers. However, Mr. Reynaud brooded over the
fact that by then, regular motion pictures, perfected by others, left him in virtual
obscurity. One day in 1900, he took all his apparatus and slides and tossed them
into the river Seine. Eighteen years later, he died in a sanatorium, entirely
forgotten by the world" (Wine Spectator,