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JULES CHÉRET (1836-1932)
GRANDS MAGASINS DU LOUVRE / ÉTRENNES. 1897.
47 1/2x32 1/4 inches, 120 1/2x82 cm. Chaix, Paris. Condition B+: replaced loss in upper right corner; repaired tears, creases and restoration along vertical and horizontal folds. Matted and framed.
The department store Grands Magasins du Louvre was located on the Palais Royal, on the spot that is currently the Grand Hotel du Louvre. The store was famous for its toy department, and at Christmas, was renowned for having the best window displays in Paris. This poster is a merry cascade of recognizable dolls, featuring a Pierrot, Punch and Colombine. Inspired by the frescoes of Tiepolo, Chéret was very fond of using this system of laying out his posters, in which characters seemed to just fall from the sky. Cheret 833, Broido 674, DFP-II 257, Affichomanie 80.