Lidia - illustree of PL 25 (S) Maitres de L'Affiche Advertising Poster


Genre: Maitres de L'Affiche
Artist: Jules Cheret
Year Printed: 1896
Size: 8.75" x 12.5"
Country of Poster: Unknown
Restoration Detail: Unrestored
Grade: Very Fine
Additional Information: Lidia; illustree of PL 25, les affiches illustrees; Jules Cheret, printed 1896. Size: 8.75" x 12.5". Note that the Les Affiches Illustrees are slightly smaller than Maitre d'Affiche size. Original. Les Affiches Illustrees. Presented in a 20" x 16" acid free museum mat. Lily de Lidia was a popular performer in Paris music halls. She was known for her 'gommeuse' (double-jointed) act. This poster announces Lidia's appearance at the outdoor Alcazar d'Ete. This one has a crease. Uncreased or maitre version also available. This is from the "Les Affiches Illustree" series which Cheret contributed to the 'Courrier Francais.' This 12-page weekly magazine, which started in 1894, championed the work of many leading posterists. (Rennert XXVII, 347)

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