Théâtre de la Gaîté—Les Brigands

1878
Artist / Designer Jules Chéret (French, 1836–1932)


Dimensions

81.5 x 61.5 cm (32 1/16 x 24 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

M11084

Medium or Technique

Poster, brush, pen, crayon and spatter lithograph with scraper wor, k printed in four colors (red, black blue and pale yellow)

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Posters

with posters, Text (verbatim transcription of lettering): “THÉATRE DE LA GAITÉ / Les BRIGANDS / OPERA-BOUFFE / en 4 Actes / Paroles de M.M. H. MEILHAC and L. HALEVY / Musique de M.J. OFFENBACH”
Condition: linen backed; corners have been rounded, margins are discolored and torn slightly

Inscription

Inscriptions: signed by artist, l.l., on stone "Chéret"; l.r. "Imp. J. Cheret & Cie., 18, rue Brunel, Paris"

Provenance

1896, gift of Peter Thürwanger, through Louis Prang and Co., Roxbury, MA, to the MFA. (Accession Date: February 13, 1896)

Credit Line

Gift of Peter Thurwanger