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Artist: Jules Cheret French (1836-1932)

Plate: PL. 205

Title: Fourth Panel: la Comedie
Description: Condition A. Original lithograph from "Les Maitre de L'Affiches" series.
Printed by Imprimerie Chaix, Paris, 1900.
Very Rare to find all four.
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

Price: $4900.00 (Set of 4)
Set includes PL.193, PL.197, PL.201.

See the Les Affiches Illustrees version

Full size, set of four sold for $ 41,400 US (4)
Poster Auctions International, N.Y. May 1998.

This is one of the series of four decorative posters, entitled "The Arts". This is the first, simply entitled "The Comedy". For the others, see PL.193, PL.197, PL.201.

"Maindron makes it clear that it was Cheret who invented 'placards decoratifs'…there is nothing to say about these designs other that they are perfect"(pp.178-79). Abdy calls these four decorative panels "triumphs of colour and printing" (p.31). Being freed in them from having to sell a product, Cheret let his imagination soar- and these light-footed nymphs are the first clear examples of what was to adorn the walls of Paris for the next decade; the unabashedly hedonistic, carefree spirits that became known as 'Cherettes'" (Rennert, PAI-XXVI, 262A)

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