Cheret French (1836-1932)
|Plate: PL. 141
|Title: Aux Buttes Chaumont
A. Original lithograph from "Les
Maitre de L'Affiches" 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.
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|Maitre Sheet Size:
||11 3/8 in x 15 3/4 in
||29 cm x 40 cm
$250.00 USD each
Set of 3 along with PL.169 and
A variation of the "Aux Buttes Chaumont" poster as seen
on the popular TV show "Friends" which hung in Monica
and Rachel's apartment.
It is one of aproximately 42 advertising posters that Cheret designed
for the Paris department store "Aux Buttes Chaumont," starting around
"The composition is essentially a grouping of figures loosely
connects in order to take advantage of the enormous verticality of
the poster. It's the scale and Cheret's details that are so winning
here: the pointy-chinned dolls (in matching costume), the bucktoothed
kinship of the two little girls, their hairdos wild with excitement.
Cheret often portrayed children in his posters, largely for such toys
and gift sale announcements" (Paris
"The joy of the little ones in possession of their playthings
is contagious" (Hiatt p.34)
There are three of these wonderful Aux Buttes Chamont store posters
advertising toys and gifts included in the Mâitre de l'Affiche
series (see PL. 169 & PL.185).