Related Objects
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 ➔ Le Miroir (The Mirror)

Artwork
Medium:
Lithograph
Date:
circa 1910
Dimensions:
Artworks;Frames - Height: 15.75 in;24 in Width: 11.5 in;20 in
Note: Matte
Description:
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).
Historical Context:
Jules Chéret was a French painter and lithographer who specialized in "Belle Époque" 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".