JULES CHÉRET (1836-1932) PALAIS DE GLACE. 1896. 46 3/4x34 1/4 inches, 119x87 cm. Chaix, Paris. Condition B+: repaired tears, creases and abrasions in margins and image; restored losses in margins; restoration and darkening along vertical and horizontal folds. Between 1895 and 1900, Chéret designed a gallery of skating girls, sometimes depicted alone and sometimes with a companion, for the Palais de Glace, an ice-skating rink located on the Champs-Elysées. All are gracious and charming pieces. Here, a blonde in an elaborate red and orange outfit is gently gliding across the ice, her body creating a diagonal across the poster. Her escort, as in all posters of this series, is depicted in far less clarity and color. Broido 368, Maitres pl. 17, DFP II, 256, Wine Spectator 19.