Artist: Jules Cheret French (1836-1932)
Title: La Diaphane
Plate: PL. 121
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
"One need only consider the poster 'Diaphane'… to perceive that an extremely chic and prepossessing coquette (who is plainly particular as to her toilet accessories) is taking evident delight in the use of this powder (endorsed by the renown Sarah Bernhardt)…it is to be supposed that the product is unquestionably the best of it's kind, and to be secured by the public in preference to all substitutes. So much for the 'advertising value' of Cheret posters. (C. Matlock Price p.26)
"Once again Cheret presents his vivacious, scintillating Parisenne, who sets all male hearts beating faster and evokes an 'oo la la' of admiration. There is a more than passing resemblance between the self-assured fashionably dressed young woman with the come-hither look and the frequently red-haired Yvette Guilbert with the saucy mouth, the turned up nose, the rounded chin, and the provocative gestures…"(Paris 1900, p.152)