Lot 285: Musée Grévin / Fantoches de John Hewelt. 1900
October 30, 2016
New York, NY, USALive Auction
Description: Artist: JULES CHÉRET (1836-1932) Size: 33 1/4 x 48 1/4 in./84.5 x 122.6 cm Imp. Chaix, Paris This is the before-lettering version of Chéret's charming poster for Les Fantoches, a puppet-show extravaganza staged at the theater of the Musée Grevin, a frequent client of Chéret. The design was so eye-catching that it was also used to announce a Fête des Artistes at the venue (see PAI-LI, 273), as well as a variety of other shows.
Condition Report: A. Framed.
Dimensions: 33 1/4 x 48 1/4 in./84.5 x 122.6 cm
Artist or Maker: JULES CHÉRET (1836-1932)