Feb 18, 2021 - Sale 2558

Sale 2558 - Lot 36

Price Realized: $ 1,250
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 700 - $ 1,000

JULES CHÉRET (1836-1932)


50x34 3/4 inches, 127x88 1/4 cm. Chaix, Paris.
Condition B+: repaired tears at edges; creases and abrasions along vertical and horizontal folds. Framed.

Félicia Mallet was a French comedian, singer and pantomime artist, known for starring in the first staging of Victorien Sardou's drama La Tosca, alongside Sarah Bernhardt. In another role, she served as understudy for Yvette Guilbert. Playwright George Bernard Shaw said of Mallet: "She is a good observer, a smart executant, and a vigorous and sympathetic actress, apparently quite indifferent to romantic charm, and intent only on the dramatic interest, realistic illusion, and comic force of her work." In this Chéret depiction, Mallet performs in a pantomime act, confidently walking a tightrope. Broido 240, Cheret 303, Maindron 208, Reims 324.