Description: Condition A. Original lithograph from "Les Maitres de L'Affiche" series. Printed by Imprimerie Chaix, Paris, 1899. 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
Full size sold for $ 4,370 US Poster Auctions International, N.Y. Nov 1998.
"A cascading image of overjoyed children with toys and gifts they've received from the Louvre department store. Infectiously charming"(Rennert, PAI-XXVII, 365)
"In the 1880's poster art was just emerging from the drabness of letterpress announcements showing little but black type. Cheret's airy images were so startlingly bright and fresh on the walls of Paris that they attracted admirers and his sprightly women the appellation 'Cherettes.' It is not too far fetched to say that they were instrumental in ushering in the golden age of posters" (Gold p.7)
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