Jules Cheret is an important figure in poster history. He was a French painter and lithographer, who traveled to England from 1859 to 1866 as a lithography apprentice. There he learned of the latest lithography techniques, and brought them back to France. Paired with his creativity and artistic flair, Cheret began creating advertisements for cabarets, music halls, and theaters. He used the influence of Rococo style to create vivid advertising, often featuring free-spirited young women that became known as “Cherettes.” These figures have become quintessential Belle Epoque images, and Cheret has been dubbed the 'Father of the Modern Poster'. In this stunning example, we see a Cherette at the infamous Moulin Rouge, a cabaret and night club in Paris. It was created in 1890, when the establishment was just one year old.
This is an Original Vintage Poster; it is not a reproduction. This poster is conservation mounted, linen backed, and in excellent condition.
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