Current Location:
Shelf 1C (PDC) -> French Print Collection Box 06
Location Notes:
PDC; Section 1; Shelf C; French Print Collection Box 06

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

Artwork
Medium:
Color Lithograph
Date:
1895
Dimensions:
Artworks - Height: 15.5 in Width: 11.5 in
Description:
Woman with red hair, green bonnet and sleeves. She is wearing roses and pearls. Dark blue backgound. Published in "Les Maitres de l'Affiche," plate 25.
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".