Current Location:
Cabinet E -> Drawer 12 (E)
Location Notes:
PDC; Cabinet E; Drawer 12

Robert L. Hoskins and Erwin A. Raible Collection of Fin de Siécle French Prints, Gift of Elaine Rutowski Shay ➔ Jardin de Paris

Artwork
Medium:
Lithograph
Date:
circa 1900
Dimensions:
Artworks - Height: 15.75 in Width: 11.5 in
Description:
Woman in white dress and hat holding fan. Red background with people behind Published by "Les Maitres de l'Affiche," plate 65.
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".

Getty Art and Architecture Thesaurus Terms:
lithographs
lithography
printmaking
works on paper