Size: 33 x 47.25 inches
Artist: SEM (Georges Goursat)
Notes: Poster, linen backed, oversized
About The Poster: "The Alcazar d'Été was a Café-concert which opened in 1860, located on the Champs-Élysées at 8 Avenue Gabriel in Paris, and closed in 1914.The old Café Morel behind the Élysée Palace was acquired in 1869 by Arsène Goubert who at the time was owner of the "Alcazar" at 10 Rue du Faubourg Poissonière. He gave it the name "Alcazar d'Été", and the "Alcazar" became "Alcazar d'Hiver". It is today the "Pavilion Gabriel". (Wikipedia) Important performers at Alcazar d'Été include the famous Mistinguett and Yvette Guilbert.
SEM (signature) was the pseudonym of Georges Goursat, an artist very active in France during the Belle Epoque and tightly involved in its cabaret culture. This particular poster is unlike the remainder of SEM's pieces in style, drawing on the influence of the great Jules Chéret.