L'Aureole du Midi

Artist: Jules Cheret French (1836-1932)

Title: L'Aureole du Midi

Plate: PL. 233

Description: Condition A.

Original lithograph from "Les Maitres de L'Affiche" series. 
Printed by Imprimerie Chaix, Paris, 1900.
Presented in 16 x 20 in. acid free, archival museum mat, with framing labels. Ready to frame. Shipped boxed flat. 
Certificate of Authenticity.

Maitre Sheet Size: 11 3/8 in x 15 3/4 in 29 cm x 40 cm

Price: $375.00

Full size sold for $ 3,450 US Poster Auctions International, NY. Nov 1999

 

"Perhaps to show this lamp can be handled even by a child, Cheret allows a little towheaded tike to run around with it, while another one carries a canister of kerosene, cheerfully disregarding basic safety precautions. But we forgive him because the kids are so darn cute, especially the one in the red polka-dot dress" (Rennert, PAI-XXXI, 392)

 

"The achievement of Cheret was to create a world of explosive happiness, and to paste it on the walls of Paris. As a painter he will be remembered for what Huysmans calls his 'spirit of nervous gaiety', as a lithographer for his superb technique, and as a poster artist for being the ancestor of all modern advertising." (Abdy p.36)