Skip to product information
1 of 1

Quinquina Dubonnet Green Dress - Courrier Francais

Quinquina Dubonnet Green Dress - Courrier Francais

ID# 2471
Jules Cheret
15" x 22"
(38cm x 56cm)
Regular price $3,300 USD
Regular price Sale price $3,300 USD
Sale Sold out
Shipping calculated at checkout.

This charming poster for Dubonnet captures the lighthearted atmosphere of the French bar scene during the Belle Epoque. A stylish woman with a tiny waist gleefully sways with a glass and bottle of Quinquina Dubonnet in each hand. Her cat appears to partake in the revelry as well. This poster was printed in a larger size, as well as this size which was used as an advertising insert in French newspaper, Le Courrier Francais.

Dubonnet is a wine-based aperitif with quinine, meant to be enjoyed before dinner to stimulate the appetite. Dubonnet was developed in 1846 by Joseph Dubonnet in a competition run by the French Government. The goal of the competition was to find a way to convince French Foreign Legionnaires in North Africa to drink quinine, which combats malaria but tastes very bitter. Dubonnet was wise enough to combine the quinine with irresistible wine and other flavorings, and the drink became an instant success abroad and in France. It is still manufactured today, and is actually the Queen of England’s beverage of choice.

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.

You can read more about the life of Jules Cheret on our blog post:

This is an Original Vintage Poster; it is not a reproduction. This poster is conservation mounted, linen backed, and in excellent condition. We guarantee the authenticity of all of our posters.

Shipping Info

We ship internationally and insure all deliveries. Learn about our methods for shipping & more.


See answers to our most common questions, here

Looking to Sell?

We are always interested in acquiring special pieces. Let's get in touch!

View full details
Orangina Vintage Posters

What Does 'Original' Mean?

We only deal in original vintage posters, never reproductions. This means that every poster is from the original print run, in the year listed in the description. Everything we sell comes with an individually signed certificate of authenticity, which we fully guarantee.

Learn More
  • If there's anything you want to know about posters, vintage or more modern, there's nothing Mr Ross doesn't know. His open and friendly manner helps one to choose the most suitable material whether for decoration, investment or whatever... I can't recommend him highly enough.

    - Simon

  • Just wanted to say thanks for the poster. You sent it on Thursday and it was delivered the following Monday (nearly quicker than it took us to get home) to our house in Perth, Australia. We have just had it framed. We love it; it goes perfectly with the room.

    - Kasia & David

  • The Ross Gallery has the best selection of vintage posters I have ever seen. Seriously, if you are in the market, they are the people. And, they know everything there is to know about the posters' provenance.

    - James