Dec 17, 2008 - Sale 2167

Sale 2167 - Lot 37

Estimate: $ 2,000 - $ 3,000
57 3/4x41 1/4 inches, 147x105. Camis, Paris.
Condition B+: repaired tears, creases and overpainting in margins and image; restoration along vertical and horizontal folds.
Bouisset was the first artist who systematically used children in advertising posters. He began this trend in 1892, when his daughter Yvonne was the model for his emblematic image of Chocolat Menier. Over the years Bouisset's children appeared in many of his posters. Here, helping to advertise a beverage distributor, she plays central stage to a small domestic drama about to occur. Reaching up to the high table ladened with bottles and glasses, she is taking brandied cherries from a glass. Just out of her reach she has tipped the glass and the red juice spilling out is staining the tablecloth, and no doubt when the glass topples over it will shatter. From the details of the labels on the bottles, to the girl's clothing to the embroidery on the table cloth this is one of Bouisset's most engaging images.