Current Location:
Allendale Campus -> Thomas J. and Marcia J. Haas Center for Performing Arts
Location Notes:
PAC; 1st fl; lobby East wall

Pippermint

Artwork
Identifier:
2011.75.1
Artist:
Jules Chéret
Credit:
GVSU Collection
Medium:
Giclée (Original is in the GVSU Permanent Collection)
Date:
1899
Dimensions:
Artworks;Frames - Height: 12.062 in;24 in Width: 11.438 in;20 in
Note: Paper Size: 15 3/4 x 11 7/16 in.
Description:
Woman with green dress pouring drink into shot glass. Red background. Published by "Les Maitres de l'Affiche," plate 213. Original 2008.487.157.
Historical Context:
Info from "http://www.yaneff.com/html/history/maitre.html" 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, subscribers received by mail, 4 loose sheets (Maitres) with a cover sheet. It was sold in Paris for 2.50 francs for one month's subscription, (4 Maitres) and for 27 francs for 12 months (48 maitres), plus special (bonus) plates (see Special plates). Maitre's were never issued in a book form, but a binding of the 12 months Maitres was offered to subscribers, at the end of the year, with a beautiful hardcover design by Paul Berthon, for 8 Francs. The "Maitres de l'Affiche," were issued as separate numbered sheets, referred to as "plates" (PL). 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 (see above) from a design of Cheret's. Each overall plate measures approximately 11 3/8 in. x 15 3/4 in. (29cm x 40cm). The actual poster image varies in size within the sheet, as the larger version posters were printed in varied sizes. Therefore, each has a margin (border) around the actual poster image.