This is a fine French work for a strictly English endeavor. Pan, a weekly journal of satire, turned to the master poster artist Jules Chéret to advertise this humorous magazine. The colors are vibrant, boisterous and brilliant, making for a wonderful composition. This is a lovely, original lithograph printed in color on Japan paper. It is signed on the stone in the lower right “Chéret.”
A fine impression, transcribed from Chéret’s c.1875 poster of the same title by artisans at Atelier Chéret, it was issued as plate 81 (of 256) in the series Le Maîtres de l’Affiche, bearing the blindstamp of the program (Lugt 1777c) in the sheet at the lower right. Published by Jules Chéret; printed at Imprimerie Chaix (Atelier Chéret), Paris. There may be minor discoloration and or micro nicks or tears around the sheet edge, all of which are in the margin, which will be well covered with matting once framed. As the image is pristine condition, the work is considered to be in excellent condition, with brilliant, fresh colors printed on a sheet with full margins.
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