Artist: Jules Cheret French (1836-1932)
Title: Le Courrier Francais
Plate: PL. 49
Original lithograph from "Les Maitres de L'Affiche" series.
Printed by Imprimerie Chaix, Paris, 1897.
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
Full size (with text) sold for $ 4,830 US Poster Auctions International, NY. Nov 2006.
"This joyous design, with the allegorical bow-and-arrow toting fairy tickling the face of a satyr, was used in several ways. This version was used to promote circulation, and various editions as artwork for the home" (Rennert, PAI-XXXI, 392)
"The Courrier Francais series: This lively 12-page weekly magazine started in 1894 followed the activities of the poster world very closely. A black and white journal, measuring 11 3/8 x 16 inches, it championed the work of many posterists; Willette, Forain, Rassenfosse and, most of all Cheret. Almost every week about 35 Cheret posters were listed for sale. Often a new Cheret poster would be announced with a full-page reproduction. The full-colour supplements by Cheret were inserted inside subscribers' copies of the Courrier Francais were folded into it…(Rennert, PAI-XXIII, 200)