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Jules Chéret Art

French, 1836-1932

Jules Chéret created vivid poster ads for cabarets, music halls and theaters such as the Eldorado, the Olympia, the Folies Bergère, Théâtre de l'Opéra, the Alcazar d'Été and the Moulin Rouge. He created posters and illustrations for the satirical weekly Le Courrier français, and his prints and other works were influenced by the scenes of frivolity depicted in the works of Rococo artists such as Jean-Honoré Fragonard and Antoine Watteau.

So much in demand was Chéret that he expanded his business to providing advertisements for the plays of touring troupes, municipal festivals, and then for beverages and liquors, perfumes, soaps, cosmetics and pharmaceutical products. Eventually he became a major advertising force, adding the railroad companies and a number of manufacturing businesses to his client list.

As his work became more popular and his large posters displaying modestly free-spirited females found a larger audience, pundits began calling Chéret the "father of women's liberation." Women had previously been depicted in art as prostitutes or puritans. The women of Chéret's posters, joyous, elegant and lively — “Chérettes,” as they were popularly called — were neither. It was freeing for the women of Paris, and heralded a noticeably more open atmosphere in Paris where women were able to engage in formerly taboo activities, such as wearing low-cut bodices and smoking in public. These “Chérettes” were widely seen and recognised, and a writer of the time said, “it is difficult to conceive of Paris without its 'Cheréttes' in 1895.”

Chéret created the Maîtres de l'Affiche collection, a significant art publication of smaller-sized reproductions featuring the best works of ninety-seven Parisian artists. His success inspired an industry that saw the emergence of a new generation of poster designers and painters such as Charles Gesmar and Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec. One of his students was Georges de Feure. In his old age Chéret retired to the pleasant climate of the French Riviera at Nice. He died in 1932 at the age of ninety-six and was buried in the Cimetière Saint-Vincent in the Montmartre quarter of Paris.

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Artist: Jules Chéret
1895 Original poster by Jules Chéret for the Quinquina Dubonnet - Art Nouveau
By Jules Chéret
Located in PARIS, FR
Beautiful poster by Jules Chéret in 1895. One of the many products promoted by Chéret's cheerful redhead was Quinquina Dubonnet, a fortified wine made from herbs mixed with quinine....
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1890s Art Nouveau Jules Chéret Art

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Linen, Paper, Lithograph

"Musee Grevin" Original Art Nouveau Cabaret Performance Poster 1900 Cheret
By Jules Chéret
Located in Boston, MA
This is the most famous of several posters Cheret made for the Musee Grevin, a Parisian museum which offered shows to supplement its permanent exhibits. Promoting an artists’ festiva...
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Early 1900s Art Nouveau Jules Chéret Art

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Lithograph

Punch Grassot - Lithograph (Les Maîtres de l'Affiche), 1895
By Jules Chéret
Located in Paris, FR
Jules Chéret Punch Grassot, 1895 Lithograph Printed signature in the plate On vellum Size 39 x 29 cm (c. 15.3 x 11.4") INFORMATION : Plate 5 of "Les Maîtres de l'Affiche", Paris, ...
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1890s Art Nouveau Jules Chéret Art

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Lithograph

Muse Grevin - Pantomimes Lumineuses" Original Poster by Jules Cheret
By Jules Chéret
Located in Pasadena, CA
A French original poster by Jules Cheret advertising the "Theatre Optique" Optical theater owned by Emile Reynaud who presented in the Musee Grevin" the Pantomimes Lumineuses, the w...
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1880s Art Nouveau Jules Chéret Art

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Lithograph

Bal du Moulin Rouge by Jules Chéret, Belle Époque cabaret lithograph, 1896
By Jules Chéret
Located in Chicago, IL
One of the most notable and definitive posters of the Belle Epoque, Jules Chéret’s Bal du Moulin Rouge shows a bold, spirited scene featuring the iconic red windmill of the Moulin Ro...
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1890s Art Nouveau Jules Chéret Art

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Lithograph

"Quinquina Dubonnet" Original Jules Cheret Maitre de l'Affiche
By Jules Chéret
Located in Hinsdale, IL
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 i...
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1890s Art Nouveau Jules Chéret Art

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Lithograph

Lidia - Lithograph (Les Maîtres de l'Affiche), 1895
By Jules Chéret
Located in Paris, FR
Jules Chéret Lidia (Alcazar d'été), 1895 Stone ithograph Printed signature in the plate On vellum Size 39 x 29 cm (c. 15.3 x 11.4") INFORMATION : Plate 25 of "Les Maîtres de l'Aff...
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1890s Art Nouveau Jules Chéret Art

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Lithograph

Original Kola Marque, 1895 vintage French liquor poster by Jules Cheret
By Jules Chéret
Located in Spokane, WA
Original stone lithograph KOLA MARQUE, created by the artist Jules Cheret in 1895. Size: 16" x 23.5". Professional acid free archival linen backed and ready to frame. Full boa...
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1890s Art Nouveau Jules Chéret Art

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Lithograph

Auvergne, French Travel Poster by Jules Cheret 1892
By Jules Chéret
Located in Long Island City, NY
Vintage lithograph poster by French artist Jules Cheret, advertising travel to the French region of Auvergne. Jules Cheret, French (1836–1932) Date: 1892 Lithograph Size: 40 x 30 in...
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1890s Art Nouveau Jules Chéret Art

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Lithograph

Folies Bergère: Fleur de Lotus by Jules Chéret, Belle Époque lithograph, 1896
By Jules Chéret
Located in Chicago, IL
Belle Époque lithograph of Folies Bergère: Fleur de Lotus by Jules Chéret, published in 1896 by Imprimerie Chaix, Paris. While Fleur de Lotus was printed in multiple sizes and format...
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1890s Art Nouveau Jules Chéret Art

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Lithograph

Jules Cheret (1836-1932) Three studies of women, original signed drawing
By Jules Chéret
Located in Paris, FR
Jules Cheret (1836-1932) Three studies of women charcoal on paper signed on the bottom left 39 x 24.5 cm This drawing of studies was part of the artist's workshop as so it bears the...
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1910s Art Nouveau Jules Chéret Art

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Charcoal

Théâtrophone by Jules Chéret, Belle Epoque lithograph, 1896
By Jules Chéret
Located in Chicago, IL
Belle Epoque lithographic poster of Jules Chéret’s Théâtrophone, published in 1896 by Imprimerie Chaix (Ateliers Chéret). This artwork is presented in archival rag mat and arrives ac...
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1890s Art Nouveau Jules Chéret Art

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Lithograph

Vin Mariani, Popular French Tonic Wine by Jules Chéret, Japon lithograph, 1896
By Jules Chéret
Located in Chicago, IL
Vin Mariani was the world's first commercial cocaine-based product, pre-dating the notorious cocaine-based soda Coca Cola by over two decades. The stimulating elixir was so popular t...
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1890s Art Nouveau Jules Chéret Art

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Lithograph

Musée Grévin : Dancer - Lithograph (Les Maîtres de l'Affiche), 1895
By Jules Chéret
Located in Paris, FR
Jules Chéret Musée Grévin : Dancer Lifting Her Skirt, 1895 Stone lithograph Printed signature in the plate On vellum Size 39 x 29 cm (c. 15.3 x 11.4") INFORMATION : Plate 41 of "L...
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1890s Art Nouveau Jules Chéret Art

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Lithograph

1897 Jules Cheret 'Les Mysteres de Paris par Eugene Sue' Multicolor,Green,Red
By Jules Chéret
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Paper Size: 11.5 x 8.25 inches ( 29.21 x 20.955 cm ) Image Size: 7.75 x 5.5 inches ( 19.685 x 13.97 cm ) Framed: No Condition: A: Mint Additional Details: First printing Litho...
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19th Century Jules Chéret Art

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Lithograph

Original Antique French Poster, "Eden Theatre", Jules Cheret, Lithograph
By Jules Chéret
Located in Dallas, TX
"Eden Theatre - Spectacle Varie" artist: Jules Cheret . Size: 28 x 23. Year: 1880. Archival linen backed in pretty good condition; ready to frame. Original linen backed stone lithog...
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1880s Art Nouveau Jules Chéret Art

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Lithograph

David Copperfield Par Charles Dickens by Jules Chéret, Japon lithograph, 1886
By Jules Chéret
Located in Chicago, IL
Extremely rare early work by “The Father of the Poster,” Jules Chéret: Lithograph announcing Charles Dickens’s David Copperfield, printed on Imperial Japon by Imprimerie Chaix (Ateli...
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1890s Art Nouveau Jules Chéret Art

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Lithograph

Musée Grévin, Pantomimes Lumineuses by Jules Cheret, Commedia lithograph, 1896
By Jules Chéret
Located in Chicago, IL
Jules Chéret’s poster advertising the Théâtre Optique (Optical Theatre) immortalized a momentous convergence of technology, culture, history, and art with the 1892 debut of Emile Rey...
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1890s Art Nouveau Jules Chéret Art

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Lithograph

Quinquina Dubonnet, Belle Epoque aperitif lithograph, 1896
By Jules Chéret
Located in Chicago, IL
A beautiful red-haired woman enjoys a Quinquina Dubonnet aperitif with her white cat companion. In early advertising, artists commonly used a redhead as an example of modern-thinking...
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1890s Art Nouveau Jules Chéret Art

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Lithograph

Folies-Bergère - Lithograph (Les Maîtres de l'Affiche), 1895
By Jules Chéret
Located in Paris, FR
Jules Chéret Folies-Bergère (L'Arc-en-Ciel), 1895 Stone ithograph Printed signature in the plate On vellum Size 39 x 29 cm (c. 15.3 x 11.4") INFORMATION : Plate 21 of "Les Maîtres...
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1890s Art Nouveau Jules Chéret Art

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Lithograph

Jules Cheret (1836-1932) Two studies of a woman, 1921 charcoal drawing, signed
By Jules Chéret
Located in Paris, FR
Jules Cheret (1836-1932) Two studies of a woman, 1921 charcoal on grey paper signed and dated 24 10 (19)21 on the bottom right 39.5 x 24 cm A varnish stain in the lower middle of t...
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1920s Art Nouveau Jules Chéret Art

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Charcoal

"Bullier," Giclee Print on Paper after 1888 Lithograph Poster by Jules Cheret
By Jules Chéret
Located in Milwaukee, WI
"Bullier" is a giclee print on paper after the 1888 original lithograph poster by Jules Cheret. A groups of happy people are centered around a harp being played by a woman in a red d...
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1880s Modern Jules Chéret Art

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Paper, Giclée

FOLIES-BERGÈRE, LA LOÏE FULLER
By Jules Chéret
Located in San Francisco, CA
June 1897 Original lithograph printed in colors on wove paper.  Signed on the stone center right Chéret.  A fine impression of the definitive state, from the edition on thi...
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19th Century Other Art Style Jules Chéret Art

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Lithograph

"Graine d'Horizontales," Original Black & White Lithograph by Jules Cheret
By Jules Chéret
Located in Milwaukee, WI
"Graine d'Horizontales" is an original black and white lithograph by Jules Cheret. It depicts a woman with an animal on her left next to a page of everyday people. 8" x 11 1/2" ima...
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1890s Modern Jules Chéret Art

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Lithograph

"Viviane, Maindron," Original Color Lithograph by Jules Cheret
By Jules Chéret
Located in Milwaukee, WI
"Viviane, Maindron" is an original color lithograph by Jules Cheret. It is an advertisement for a five-act ballet from 1886. It depicts a performer in a yellow dress with other dance...
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1880s Jules Chéret Art

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Lithograph

"Rappel," Original Color Lithograph Poster by Jules Cheret
By Jules Chéret
Located in Milwaukee, WI
"Rappel" is an original lithograph poster designed by Jules Cheret. This poster depicts a young man drumming. There is a small stain in the upper left corner. This poster was publish...
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1890s Jules Chéret Art

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Lithograph

"Les Petits Japonais," Original Color Lithograph by Jules Chéret
By Jules Chéret
Located in Milwaukee, WI
"Les Petits Japonais" is an original color lithograph by Jules Cheret. It depicts three young Japanese children in red, yellow, and blue. This piece is a design for the cover of "Les...
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1890s Jules Chéret Art

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Lithograph

"Viviane, Maindron" an original lithograph poster by Jules Chéret
By Jules Chéret
Located in Milwaukee, WI
An original color lithograph by Jules Cheret numbered 52 of three dancers. 31 5/8" x 23 3/4" art 37 1/2" x 29 5/8" framed Jules Chéret (31 May 1836 – 23 September 1932) was a Frenc...
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1880s Contemporary Jules Chéret Art

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Lithograph

Halle aux Chapeaux
By Jules Chéret
Located in Fairlawn, OH
Reference: Broido, No. 830, illustrated plate 30
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19th Century Jules Chéret Art

Jules Cheret (1836-1932) A Gallant scene with Pierrot, 1904 watercolor signed
By Jules Chéret
Located in Paris, FR
Jules Cheret (1836-1932) A Gallant scene with Pierrot and children, 1904 signed, dated and dedicated in the lower right Watercolour on paper in the shape of a fan, 60 cm wide at it...
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Early 1900s Art Nouveau Jules Chéret Art

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Watercolor

La Pantomime
By Jules Chéret
Located in San Francisco, CA
Signed on the stone lower left Chéret. A superb impression of the definitive state of this rare panel from the small edition of unknown size. One of four panels comprising the ser...
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Late 19th Century Jules Chéret Art

Musee Grevin
By Jules Chéret
Located in San Francisco, CA
A proof impression printed prior to any poster text being added to the stone. Printed at Imprimerie Chaix (Ateliers Cheret). <br /> <br /> Catalog: Malhotra 267, Broido Pl. 24<br /> ...
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20th Century Jules Chéret Art

Jules Chéret art for sale on 1stDibs

Find a wide variety of authentic Jules Chéret art available for sale on 1stDibs. If you are looking for art to add a pop of color to a neutral corner of your living room or bedroom, you can find work that includes elements of orange and other colors. You can browse by medium to find art by Jules Chéret in lithograph, charcoal, crayon and more. Much of the original work by this artist or collective was created during the 19th Century and is mostly associated with the Modern style. Not every interior allows large Jules Chéret art, so small editions measuring 8.25 inches across are available. Customers interested in this artist might also find the work of Eugene Grasset, Théophile Alexandre Steinlen and Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec. On 1stDibs the price for these items starts at $225 and tops out at $8,800, while the average work can sell for $1,279.

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  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Jules Cheret contributed to poster history by changing how the art world viewed posters. In 1884, he showed his works in the first-ever gallery exhibition of posters, helping to elevate the art form. Find a variety of Jules Cheret art on 1stDibs.

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