Description: Condition A. Original lithograph from "Les Maitres de L'Affiche" series. Printed by Imprimerie Chaix, Paris, 1899. 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
For the 'Exhibition of Arabs of the Sahara Dessert" at the famous Hippodrome, an open-air arena for equestrian sports and games. Cheret masterfully depicts a threatening native rider, in full charge, atop a magnificent steed. With his cape billowing behind him, the rider's sabre is raised with one hand, rifle held in the other (a third hand might be needed by a lesser rider to guide the horse). A wonderfully powerful, masculine departure from Cheret's dancing fairies we have become so intimate with in his posters
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