The Spinner (La Fileuse)

1900
Artist / Designer Jules Chéret (French, 1836–1932), Printer Imprimerie Chaix (French), Publisher De Malherbe, éditeurs (French)


Object Place: France

Dimensions

130.6 x 88.7 cm (51 7/16 x 34 15/16 in.); Legacy dimension: Sheet: 1306 x 887 mm (51 3/8 x 34 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

60.95

Medium or Technique

Color lithograph; brush, crayon and spatter lithography printed in six colors on paper

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Posters

Model with distaff, man weaving in backgound, 1900.
Text (verbatim transcription of lettering): none, image was not intended to be printed with lettering.
Condition: small tears around the edges
General: This image is technically not a poster but a panneau décoratif, or decorative panel, since it was intended to be used for interior decoration and not to advertise a product.

Inscription

Inscriptions: signed by artist, l.r., on stone "Chéret 190"; l.r., letterpress, "Imprimerie Chaix & de Malherbe, éditeurs - 1900"
Other inscriptions/marks: l.l., blind stamp "Exposition de 1900 / musées centennaux / exemplaire no. "; l.l. stamped in ink "118"
Later inscriptions or marks: [As described] | | |

Provenance

W.G. Russell Allen (1882-1955, Boston); by whom given to MFA by his estate February 11, 1960

Credit Line

Bequest of W. G. Russell Allen