Emilienne d'Alencon

Artist: Jules Cheret French (1836-1932)

Title: Emilienne d'Alencon

Plate: PL. 113

Description: Condition A.
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

Price: $375.00

The famous dancer Emilienne d'Alencon exudes a confident air of sensuality which seems to have overcome the elegant gentleman, as others look on in awe. An unusual composition for her appearance at the Folies-Bergere that uses a yellow umbrella to draw our attention to this turn of the century diva.

 

"The achievement of Cheret was to create a world of explosive happiness, and to paste it on the walls of Paris. As a painter he will be remembered for what Huysmans calls his 'spirit of nervous gaiety', as a lithographer for his superb technique, and as a poster artist for being the ancestor of all modern advertising." (Abdy p.36)