Dec 17, 2008 - Sale 2167

Sale 2167 - Lot 62

Price Realized: $ 1,920
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 2,000 - $ 3,000
43 1/4x33 1/2 inches, 110x85 cm. Chaix, Paris.
Condition B+: repaired tears in margins and image; minor losses in margins.
"Georges Meunier was one of the painters of talent and charm . . . who are the smiling illustrators of their time. . . a pupil of Cheret . . . his philosophy of the poster was the same 'toujours les femmes et les rires' (Abdy p. 63). In this poster he clearly follows in Cheret's graphic footsteps, illustrating a charming, intimate scene in which an elegant young woman is smoking, while the black cat at her feet seems extremely curious - and probably impatient to play with the many packs of Job rolling paper on the floor. This image traditionally appears in a much larger format, and has never before been seen in this version, as two images side-by-side, presented within a decorative border formed out of the Job logo. Rare. Maitres pl. 167, DFP II 579 (both variations).