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Welcome to AuthenticPosters!

All the posters sold in this shop are authentic Maitres de L'Affiche posters...with an embossed stamp of authenticity on the lower right margin and a title on the left.
They are 11.25" by 15.5"... smaller versions of the original street posters.

Les Maitres de L' Affiche was a Limited Edition of hand engraved lithographs, in a smaller format, of the world's most meritorious street posters. Les Maitres de l'Affiche was published in Paris, between 1896 and 1900, and sold by subscription to the collectors of this modern art form. Posters were included, in the collection, because of their artistic merit or because of the interest or fame of either the subject or the artist who created the poster.
The Maitres de L' Affiche were done with the permission of the artists.

This original art work has full margins, no tears, excellent colors, some age foxing on the edges.

The colors and the combination of shades can only be described as striking and in EXCELLENT CONDITION A.

Jules Chéret (May 31, 1836 – September 23, 1932) was a French painter and lithographer who became a master of Belle Époque poster art. He has been called the father of the modern poster.
From 1859 to 1866, he was trained in lithography in London, England, where he was strongly influenced by the British approach to poster design and printing. On returning to France, Chéret created vivid poster ads for the cabarets, music halls, and theaters such as the Eldorado, the Olympia, the Folies Bergères, Théâtre de l'Opéra, the Alcazar d'Été and the Moulin Rouge.

As his work became more popular and his large posters displaying modestly free-spirited females found a larger audience, pundits began calling him the "father of the women's liberation." Females had previously been depicted in art as prostitutes or puritans. The women of Chéret's posters, joyous, elegant and lively—'Cherettes', as they were popularly called—were neither. It was freeing for the women of Paris, and heralded a noticeably more open atmosphere in Paris where women were able to engage in formerly taboo activities, such as wearing low-cut bodices and smoking in public. These 'Cherettes' were widely seen and recognised, and a writer of the time said "It is difficult to conceive of Paris without its 'Cheréts'.

In 1895, Chéret created the Maîtres de l'Affiche collection, a significant art publication of smaller sized reproductions featuring the best works of ninety-seven Parisian artists. His success inspired an industry that saw the emergence of a new generation of poster designers and painters such as Charles Gesmar and Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec. One of his students was Georges de Feure.
He was awarded the Légion d'honneur by the French Government in 1890 for his outstanding contributions to the graphic arts.
Thank you Wikipedia!

Reference Plate Numbers are from the book: Masters of the Poster 1896-1900 with a preface by Roger Marx and Notes by Jack Rennert. Published by Images Graphiques, Inc New York,
Library of Congress Number: 77-94468.

Please do not hesitate to call me at 415.702.7272 or email me at AuthenticPosters [!at] gmail.com.
Thank you for your interest!

Jules Cheret, Maitres de L'Affiche Poster, French 1898, Plate 101. Ad for the Flower Show at Bagneres de Luchon.


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  • Vintage item from the 1800s
  • Materials: paper, ink
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