?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 3,000 - $ 4,000
GEORGES MEUNIER (1869-1942)
PAPIER A CIGARETTES JOB. 1894.
95x33 inches, 241 1/4x83 1/4 cm. Chaix, Paris. Condition B+ / B: replaced losses in margins; repaired tears, small replaced losses; and restoration at edges and along horizontal folds. Two-sheets. Framed.
A black cat watches his mistress, an red-headed young lady in a green dress, who is so absorbed in smoking her cigarette that she doesn't realize she is slipping out of one of her red shoes. She's boldly set against a complementary red, orange and blue background. "Georges Meunier was one of the painters of talent and charm . . . who are the smiling illustrators of their time. . . a pupil of Chéret . . . his philosophy of the poster was the same 'toujours les femmes et les rires'" (Abdy p. 63). Maitres pl. 167, DFP-II 579, Abdy p. 62, Wember 581 (var).