Current Location:
Cabinet F -> Drawer 12 (F)
Location Notes:
PDC; Cabinet F; 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".