Artist: Jules Cheret French (1836-1932)
Title: Carnaval 1892
Original lithograph from "Les Affiches Illustrees" series,
limited printing of 1025.
Printed by Imprimere Chaix, Paris, 1896.
Reference: Broido, 284; Maindron, 244; DFP-II, 228 (var); Reims, 294
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
"On the first Saturday evening in 1892, the Théâtre National de l’Opéra sponsored a masked ball. The focus of Chéret’s announcement poster is an exhilarated couple–he in full-tilt boogie, she perched precariously on the balcony (the better to see and be seen, my dear). The event proved to be understandably popular, and the theater repeated it twice more in February and then again in March, using this same image all four times.
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)