Jules Chéret (1836-1932) was known as the "Father of the Modern Poster". He was a French painter and lithographer who traveled to England as an apprentice and introduced the latest lithography techniques to French culture. Paired with his creativity and artistic flair, Chéret began creating advertisements for cabarets, music halls, and theaters. His artwork is typified by his influence of the Rococo movement to create vivid advertising, often featuring free-spirited young women that became known as "Chérettes." These figures have become quintessential Belle Epoque imagery. Chéret's posters earned him a gold medal at the Paris World's Fair in 1889. This particular advertisement crafted by Cheret promotes the various parties held at the Elysee Montmartre. There are masquerade balls every Tuesday, and gala events on Fridays. The party atmosphere of the Elysee Montmartre is highlighted by the scantily-clad dancer and clown figure behind her.
This is an original vintage print, not a reproduction. We guarantee the authenticity of all of our items. This poster is on heavyweight paper, and is in very good condition. There has been some very minor trimming done along the left edge of the poster. We guarantee the authenticity of all of our posters.