Fete de Charite - Les Maitre de l'Affiche - 1893

Fete de Charite - Les Maitre de l'Affiche - 1893

Code: nouv0161

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Cheret poster reading "Charity ball held at the Trocadero Palace, May 27, 1893, for the benefit of the Aid Society for Families of Shipwrecked Sailors, 87 rue de Richelieu [, Paris], founded by Mr. Alfred de Courcy." 1893. - Jules Cheret (French; 1836-1932) Leading lithographer; set up his own shop, specializing in posters, in 1866 (in 1881 this shop became part of the Imprimerie Chaix, publishers of Les Maitres de l'Affice); after selling shop, continued doing commercial graphics, but also painting, tapestry cartoons, etc.; combining rococo grace and modern Parisian elegance, created a true poster style (rather than imitation of oil paintings); first major poster artist to draw directly on lithographic stone.