C1897

Pan.

Scarce Belle Époque period French poster by Jules Cheret from the famous French series of posters, Les Maîtres de l’Affiche. Pan was a satirical journal named after the mischievous god of revelry and was also the patron saint of wine. … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

Pan.

Date:

C1897

Condition:

In good condition.

Technique:

Lithograph printed in colour.

Image Size: 

230mm 
x 285mm

Paper Size: 

290mm 
x 400mm
AUTHENTICITY
Pan. - Antique Print from 1897

Genuine antique
dated:

1897

Description:

Scarce Belle Époque period French poster by Jules Cheret from the famous French series of posters, Les Maîtres de l’Affiche.

Pan was a satirical journal named after the mischievous god of revelry and was also the patron saint of wine. This magazine was founded in Liverpool in 1865. There were at least a dozen others of the same name at different periods in Berlin, London, Paris, Milan, Lyon, Buenos Aires, Stockholm, etc.

In 1886 Ernest Maindron, one of the earliest champions of poster art and the curator of an exhibition on the history of advertising in 1889, observed that: ‘For the last twenty years, artistic posters have taken a prominent place on the walls of Paris. Our best designers have used their crayons. The most sympathetic among them, M. Jules Chéret, lending to them a magnificence of unparalleled talent, has put them in fashion’. (P. D. Cate, Prints Abound – Paris in the 1890’s, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 2000-2001, p. 29.)

From Chaix, Les Maîtres de l’Affiche. Paris

References:
Rennert, J. Master of the Posters 1896 – 1900. New York 1977 VIII, 1.
Dover publications, The Complete “Masters of the Poster. 2016 poster 11.

Juels Cheret (1836 - 1932)

Jules Cheret (1836-1932) French painter and lithographer who became known as a master of Belle Époque poster art and is recognised as the ‘father of the modern poster.’ Born in Paris to a poor but creative family of artisans. At the of age thirteen, he began a three-year apprenticeship with a lithographer and then his interest in painting led him to take an art course at the Ecole Nationale de Dessin. From 1859 to 1866, he trained in lithography in London and on returning to France, created vivid poster ads for the cabarets, music halls, and theatres such as the Eldorado, the Olympia, the Folies Bergere, Theatre de l’Opera, the Alcazar d’Ete and the Moulin Rouge. In 1895, Cheret created the series Maitres de l’Affiche, a collection of reduced posters of ninety-seven Parisian artists. This series was pivotal in the reassessment of posters being seen as merely advertising works but viewed for the first time as works of art. His success inspired an industry that saw the emergence of a new generation of poster designers and painters such as Charles Gesmar and Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec.

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