An original design, one of a very few horizontal works done by Cheret, showing
a young woman happily lying on the ground examining a flower. Her lovely hat and
the folds of her dress display a brilliant use of simple white and red tints.
An exquisite image by the master himself.
Subscribers to the Maitre
de l'Affiche series received four special plates annually. These premium original
lithographs, each an original design, were created specifically for this series,
and are not seen in any other format, unlike the regular plates, which are reduced
versions of larger posters.
We are most fortunate to have had the inclusion of the Special
Plates (Sp), as each one is a true example of the artist's creativity
and skill. The artist is unencumbered with a product or service
to advertise, and can express himself more freely, demonstrating
his drawing ability, the essence of graphic art, with only one or
two colours. For many collectors these unique Special Plates are
more desirable than any of the regular plates.