Description: Condition A. Original lithograph from "Les Maitres de L'Affiche" series. Printed by Imprimerie Chaix, Paris, 1896. 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
Full size sold for $ 23,000 US Poster Auctions International, N.Y. May 2003.
"In one of the finest images in Cheret's Palais de Glace (Ice Palace, Champs Elysees) series, the skater is in a red and yellow striped dress, all wrapped in furs, and her gentleman friend hovers discreetly in the background. This is Cheret at his charming best! " (Rennert PAI-XV, 213)
Palais de Glace des Champs Elysses ca. 1900
"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)
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