Artist: Jules Cheret French (1836-1932)
Plate: PL. 81
Original lithograph from "Les Maitres de L'Affiche" series.
Printed by Imprimerie Chaix, Paris, 1897.
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
"A satirical journal named after the mischievous god of revelry is announced by a design featuring, among other things, grapes. Pan was also the patron saint of wine. This magazine was founded in Liverpool in 1865. There were at least a dozen others of the same name at different periods in Berlin, London, Paris, Milan, Lyon, Buenos Aires, Stockholm, etc" (Rennert, PAI-VIII, 1)
"Among Cheret's earlier clients were publishers of newspapers, magazines and books. In the case of books, some of the earliest of which he also illustrated, Cheret selects a highlight, often a tensely dramatic scene, and depicts it in a straight illustrative style. A great many novels were published in this era on the instalment plan, either in papers or magazines, or thin booklets appearing on a weekly basis. Altogether, Cheret prepared some 120 posters for them, starting sometime in the late 1860's. They were an important source of income for him during the years when he struggled to establish his reputation. For us these posters show Cheret's growth as a posterist before he settled down to the light-hearted style of his frolicking fairies" (Rennert, PAI-VIII)