Artist: Jules Cheret French (1836-1932)
Title: 1st Bal Masque
Plate: PL. 105
Original lithograph from "Les Maitres de L'Affiche" series.
Printed by Imprimerie Chaix, Paris, 1898.
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.
Maitre Sheet Size: 11 3/8 in x 15 3/4 in 29 cm x 40 cm
"Like virtually all of the posters Cheret did for the dances at this theatre between 1892 and 1897, the design features a profiled woman in a billowing dress looking out over her shoulder as a …male figure and other revellers dance around her. Cheret would do a single design each winter and it would be repeated with varying text throughout the season… Cheret, reworking the same visual ingredients always keeps us interested" (Rennert, PAI-XXXI, 393)
"Extremely vivid colours add to the appeal of this festive Cheret design…Spring has sprung and the feeling of agitated movement coupled with flirtatious possibilities is masterfully conveyed" (Rennert, PAI-XXIX, 294)