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
Full size sold for $ 6,325 US Poster Auctions International, N.Y. May 2000.
"In this charming poster for a musical pantomime at the Folies-Bergere, Cheret shows actress Rene Maizeroy in Dutch costume, complete with wooden shoes, cavorting alongside the sea. Her companion, lightly sketched Pierrot, holds up the mirror mentioned in the entertainment's title" (Rennert, PAI-XXXI, 392)
"The Folies-Bergere at the edge of Montmarte has existed for about 100 years. About 1900, after a modest start, it became one of the leading revue theatres. It was and still is famous for its splendid decorations and costumes. The program consisted mainly of ballet, pantomime and tableaux vivants. The Folies quickly acquired a legendary reputation particularly among visitors from the puritan, Anglo-Saxon world." (Paris 1900 p.86)
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