Original colour stone lithograph (minor paper loss lower left) Printed by Imprimerie Chaix, Paris 1897. Backed on linen. Reference: Cheret 1064 & 1069, Broido 835, Maitres 1900 p. 11 (var). 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.
This is the small, in-store display version of the design.
"An orange-haired little girl in a pale yellow outfit and red leggings is trying on a new bonnet; against a blue background, lettering in red, yellow and blue. Cheret began designing advertisements for this Parisian hat emporium as early as 1888. In 1892 he designed a poster featuring a little girl and her mother trying on hats, and the image of the little girl was reused on at least two other posters, once in 1894 and again for this poster." (Swann) Parisian Hat shop ca.1900
"Between 1888 and 1897, La Halle aux Chapeaux (The Hall of Hats) was one of Chéret's regular clients. The store billed itself as the largest entrepôt [warehouse] for hats in Paris. Situated on the rue de Belleville, in the heart of a solid working class neighborhood, it was not a luxury store. But in the days when everyone wore hats, it was certainly a prosperous business." (Swann)
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