Theaterby Jules Cheret
Musee Grevin/Fantoches de John Hewelt
1900 Puppet show extravaganza at the Musee Grevin, ParisThis is the exception that proves the rule: a poster with letters far more rare than without letters! Many copies have survived without any imprint (see following lot), but few remain with the original advertising text on them. The text in this version is for a puppet show extravaganza staged at the theater of the Musee Grevin. The same design was also used to announce a Fete des Artistes. The poster shines with Cherets fine sense of composition and his great lithographic skill.