Height: 15.75 in;24 in
Width: 11.5 in;20 in
Woman in a green dress with red sleeves and stockings. Harlequin holding and pointing to a mirror. Lake or ocean in the background with flowers around woman's feet. Published by Imprimerie Chaix. Plate 157 of "Les Maitres de L'Affiche" (Masters of the Poster).
Jules ChÃ©ret was a French painter and lithographer who specialized in "Belle Ã‰poque" poster art, a style considered to be the precursor to the modern poster. He studied lithography in London, and, upon moving to Paris, became a prolific advertisement artist for cabarets, music halls and theaters. His unique style drew artistic elements from the 18th-century Rococo style, and business eventually expanded to festivals, beverages and liquors, cosmetic and pharmaceutical products and railroad companies, to name a few. In addition, his spirited, joyful and elegant representations of women broke the traditional "puritan or prostitute" model of women in art, marking him as "the father of women's liberation".