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Jules Chéret
"Quinquina Dubonnet" Original Jules Cheret Maitre de l'Affiche

1898

$750

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CHERET, JULES (1836 - 1932) "Quinquina Dubonnet" Original lithograph from “Les Maitres de L’Affiche” series Printed by Imprimerie Chaix, Paris Bearing MDL stamp lower right, from issue #28, 1898. Plate #109 Unframed Size: 11 3/8 x 15 3/4” The “Les Maitres de l’Affiche” series was offered as a subscription series to collectors every month for 60 months, from December 1895 through November 1900. The “Maitres de l’Affiche,” were issued as separate numbered sheets, referred to as “plates”. They were numbered, with the printers name “Imprimerie Chaix,” in the margin at the bottom left hand corner, “PL.1” to “PL.240.” In the margin at the bottom right hand corner of each, is a blind embossed stamp from a design of Cheret’s. The smaller format and the fact the “Maitres” were a paid subscription series, allowed Imprimerie Chaix to use the latest state of the art printing techniques, not normally used in the large format posters due to cost. A very high quality of paper was used, where as the large format posters were printed on lesser quality newsprint, due to cost and a short expected life span. This explains why the quality of the printing, in the “Maitres de l’Affiche,” usually far exceeds that of their larger counterparts. “The Dubonnet poster featured one of Madame Dubonnet’ cats (which was included in the firm’s logo). The girl in the green striped dress is a professional model, a charming soubrette from the Theâtre des Ambassadeurs named Lise Fleuron. The Poster became so famous that Miss Fleuron was able to capitalize on it by billing herself thereafter as The Girl with the Dubonnet Cat”(Wine Spect., 4) Jules Chéret is considered the father of the modern poster. Born in Paris, he studied lithography, which was, at that time, a new, more economical method of reproducing colored designs. His research into this revolutionary process took him to London until 1866. He then returned to Paris and set up his own shop where he began printing theatrical posters. Chéret used these lithographic techniques to create lively, mobile images. His sense of design, his free-hand style, and his ability to smoothly incorporate written messages into his pictures were skills that combined to produce posters that attracted immediate attention and interest. Like Toulouse-Lautrec after him, Chéret was influenced by the Post-Impressionists and by Japanese prints. He used more detail, and depicted inviting, unframed scenes of figures caught in mid-action. Chéret’s posters contained an unusually large amount of lettering, which brought the advertising component of his designs into prominence. His principles of good poster design influenced ToulouseLautrec, and paved the way for the many other poster artists of the day.

Details

  • Creator
    Jules Chéret (1836 - 1932, French)
  • Creation Year
    1898
  • Dimensions
    Height: 17.5 in. (44.45 cm)Width: 14.5 in. (36.83 cm)Depth: .5 in. (1.27 cm)
  • More Editions & Sizes
    Unknown editionPrice: $750
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  • Movement & Style
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  • Condition
    This piece has a brand new custom frame.
  • Gallery Location
    Hinsdale, IL
  • Reference Number
    Seller: 17161stDibs: LU138426760892

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