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Current Location:
Cabinet F -> Drawer 13 (F)
Location Notes:
PDC; Cabinet F; Drawer 13

Robert L. Hoskins and Erwin A. Raible Collection of Fin de Siécle French Prints, Gift of Elaine Rutowski Shay ➔ Bal au Moulin Rouge (Ball at the Moulin Rouge)

Artwork
Medium:
8 color Lithograph printed in the following order: pale yellow background, light flesh, darker flesh, light gray-green, yellow, red, blue, black
Date:
1897
Dimensions:
Artworks;Frames - Height: 15.5";20" Width: 11.5";24"
Note: Matte
Description:
Woman in yellow dress on donkey. Three other women in background riding donkeys and dancing. Title "Bal au Moulin Rouge" in red at the top. Blue background.
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.

Getty Art and Architecture Thesaurus Term:
color lithographs
Library of Congress Subjects:
Posters