Marguerite Dufay, a comic trombone player in turn-of-the-century Parisian music halls, is featured in the advertisement for an upcoming appearance. She also made at least one appearance on the gilded silver screen in the 1910 film La chatte métamorphosée en femme, an early experiment in exuberantly cinematic prestidigitation. This is an original lithograph printed in color on wove paper. Signed in the lower right “Anquetin,” it is a fine impression transcribed from Anquetin’s 1894 poster of the same title by artisans at Atelier Chéret. It was issued as plate 150 (of 256) in the series Les Maîtres de l’Affiche, bearing the blindstamp of the monogram (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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