"Palais du Trocadero. Samedi 14 Juin a 2h," 1890, lithograph by Jules Chéret. An old woman and boy sit on dock and hold out hands; sea scene in background; printed in black, green and orange; poster advertises a charity event sponsored by the "Societe Secours aux Familles des Marins Naufrages" held at the Trocadero Palace in Paris, France on June 14, 1890 to assist families of shipwrecked sailors.
Object Label (by Elaine A. Evans, unknown date): The poster advertises a charity event sponsored by the "Societe Secours aux Familles des Marins Naufrages" held at the Trocadero Palace in Paris, France on June 14, 1890 to assist families of shipwrecked sailors. Cheret was a well known French poster designer and a pioneer of the illustrated poster as an outdoor advertising medium. By 1866 his career began to sky-rocket and his color lithograph posters were becoming the new art of the age. For his work Cheret won a medal at the Universal Exposition of 1879 and at the Exposition of 1889. In 1890 he became Chevalier of the Legion of Honor and in 1926 a Grand Officer. Cheret had elevated color lithography to an art form through his creative techniques.
|Title||Palais du Trocadero. Samedi 14 Juin a 2h|
|Role of Creator||Artist|
|Dimensions||H-48.43 W-34.25 inches|
|Credit line||Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Alvin L. Ukman|
|Place of Origin||France, Europe|