Artist: Jules Cheret French (1836-1932)
Title: Papier a Cigarettes Job
Plate: PL. 1
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 via Fedex.
Certificate of Authenticity.
Maitre Sheet Size: 11 3/8 in x 15 3/4 in 29 cm x 40 cm
Plate Number 1 The very first "Maitre de L'Affiche" of the series.
Full size sold for $ 7,475 USD
Poster Auctions International, NY May 1999
"The defiant gesture of an emancipated woman daring to flout conventional manners is caught with perfection; the fact that it happened over a century ago adds to its piquancy. One of Cheret's best and most famous designs."(Rennert, PAI-XXXI, 392)
"Once again Cheret presents his vivacious, scintillating Parisenne, who sets all male hearts beating faster and evokes an 'oo la la' of admiration. There is a more than passing resemblance between the self-assured fashionably dressed young woman with the come-hither look and the frequently red-haired Yvette Guilbert with the saucy mouth, the turned up nose, the rounded chin, and the provocative gestures…"(Paris 1900, p.152)