Artist: Jules Cheret French (1836-1932)
Title: Fourth Panel: la Comedie
Original lithograph from "Les Affiches Illustrees" series,
limited printing of 1025
Printed by Imprimere Chaix, Paris, 1896.
Very Rare to find all four.
Reference: Chéret, 76-79 & p. 230-231; Broido, 60-63; Maindron 1896, p. 53-56; Maitres, 193, 197, 201, 205; Posters of Paris, p. 35-38; PAI-LXXVII, 191
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
"Maindron makes it clear that it was Cheret who invented 'placards decoratifs'…there is nothing to say about these designs other that they are perfect"(pp.178-79). Abdy calls these four decorative panels "triumphs of colour and printing" (p.31). Being freed in them from having to sell a product, Cheret let his imagination soar- and these light-footed nymphs are the first clear examples of what was to adorn the walls of Paris for the next decade; the unabashedly hedonistic, carefree spirits that became known as 'Cherettes'" (Rennert, PAI-XXVI, 262A)