Prints, Drawings, and Photographs
Jules Chéret, French, 1836 - 1932
Color lithograph (poster)
Currently not on view
1989-69-5The William H. Helfand Collection, 1989
LabelPublished as a supplement by the newspaper Le Courrier Français (January 19, 1896), when Chéret's posters earned him a gold medal at the Paris World's Fair in 1889 he had already been brightening Paris with his colorful designs for several decades. For years to come, the unmistakable rococo silhouettes of his sprightly Parisiennes set the fashion for young women in Paris, who came to be called Chérettes.