Size: 6.5 x 9.5 inches, framed to 12 x 14 inches
Artist: Jules Cheret
From the short-lived but influential publication known as Cocorico, this lovely study of a woman by Chéret typifies Belle Epoque elegance and grace.
Jules Chéret is considered the father of the modern poster. Born in Paris, he studied lithography,which was, at that time, a new and economical method of reproducing colored designs. His research into this revolutionary process took him to London where he remained until 1866. He then returned to Paris and set up his own shop where he began printing theatrical posters in a remarkably innovative way. Chéret used these lithographic techniques to create lively, mobile images. His sense of design, his free-hand style, and his ability to smoothly incorporate written messages into his pictures were skills that combined to produce posters that attracted immediate attention and interest. Like Toulouse-Lautrec after him, Chéret was influenced by the Post-Impressionists and by Japanese prints.
Double matted and professionally framed, this original, vintage Chéret will suit almost any decor - modern, retro, classic.