Oeuvre de l'Hospitalite de Nuit

Artist: Jules Cheret French (1836-1932)

Title: Oeuvre de l'Hospitalite de Nuit

Plate: PL. 137

Description: Condition A.
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

Price: $125.00

On a cold blistery night, a dark destitute figure of a man rings the night bell of an Emergency Night Shelter. Using only blacks, greys and a slight red, Cheret creates a moody design for a Charity to benefit the night shelters. It announces an exhibition of French Art from the period of Louis XIV and Louis XV at the Ecoles des Beaux-Arts. This poster is in stark contrast to the bright dancing beauties we expect from Cheret. Not unlike another deeply moving design of his (see PL. 89).