Artist: Jules Cheret French (1836-1932)
Title: Alcazar d'Ete
Original lithograph from "Les Affiches Illustrees" series,
limited printing of 1025.
Printed by Imprimere Chaix, Paris, 1896.
Reference: Chéret, 143; Broido, 126; Maindron, 114; Reims, 366; Dance Posters, 27; Wine Spectator, 7.
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.
Sheet Size: 8 3/4 in x 12 1/4 in / 22 cm x 31 cm
Price: $325.00 RARE
“It’s plain to see which of the two performers Chéret prefers–the male is barely visible at left. But take note of the square monocles that the couple shares, each in a different eye–a whimsical touch.” (Rennert)
Alcazar d'Ete Cafe, Paris
“The Alcazar d'Été was one of Paris' most popular café-concerts and Cheret designed a number of different posters for the theatre. Most of them depicted acts or performers who were appearing on stage there, but this image evokes more of the decadent flamboyance of the theatre itself. Highlighting as it does a spirited performer with a mischievous twinkle in her eye, literally bringing one of the patrons to his knees.” (Swann)
"Cheret's earliest known poster, dated 1858, is for the theatre, and from there he went on to prepare some 500 posters for various theatres, cabarets, music-halls, individual performers and shows of every description. The Folies-Bergere was one of his frequent clients for three decades (60 posters) and so were the Alcazar, the Ambassadeurs, the Moulin Rouge, the Hippodrome and the Musee Grevin. Some of his happiest and most popular designs are in this category. He could exercise his uncanny ability to capture the dynamics of the stage in the movement of dancers, mimes and acrobats" (Rennert, PAI-VII)