Full size (before text) sold for $ 13,800 US
Poster Auctions International, NY Nov 2004
"One of my very favorite Cheret's."
The text reads, "Winter 1894-1895, Wednesday, January
16, student's ball at the Closerie des Lilas (Bullier ballroom) tickets at the
office of the Student's association
"One of the most ebullient
of Cheret's always animated scenes, this rollicking trio comes at us with verve
and gusto" (Rennert, PAI-XVII 200)
earliest known poster, dated 1858, is for the theatre, and from there he went
on to prepare some 500 posters for various theatres, cabarets, music-halls, individual
performers and shows of every description. The Folies-Bergere was one of his frequent
clients for three decades (60 posters) and so were the Alcazar, the Ambassadeurs,
the Moulin Rouge, the Hippodrome and the Musee Grevin. Some of his happiest and
most popular designs are in this category. He could exercise his uncanny ability
to capture the dynamics of the stage in the movement of dancers, mimes and acrobats"