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La Terre par E. Zola - Jules Cheret
Price:$12.50 and up depending on your choice
Cheret poster reading "For sale at all bookstores; La Terre [The Land}, by E[mile] Zola, illustrated edition, 10 centimes per installment, published by C. Marpon & E. Flammarion, 26 rue Racine [, Paris]." - Jules Cheret (French; 1836-1932) Leading lithographer; set up his own shop, specializing in posters, in 1866 (in 1881 this shop became part of the Imprimerie Chaix, publishers of Les Maitres de l'Affice); after selling shop, continued doing commercial graphics, but also painting, tapestry cartoons, etc.; combining rococo grace and modern Parisian elegance, created a true poster style (rather than imitation of oil paintings); first major poster artist to draw directly on lithographic stone.
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