Pantomimes Lumineuses

Jules Chéret

Colored lithograph

France

1892

44" x 31 1/2"

 

This is one of Chéret's most famous posters.It advertises Émile Reynaud's Théâtre Optique and his projection of the first animated film like images in public, Pauvre Pierrot at the Musée Grévin in 1892. More than 500,000 people would witness these shows over eighteen years.

 

Note the usage stamp on the yellow dress, proof that the duty required for advertising had been paid.

 

2975


Pantomimes Lumineuses

Jules Chéret

Colored lithograph

France

1896

15" x 11"

 

A later, smaller and more modest version of Chéret's famous poster.

 

2910



Musee Grevin

Wood engraving

France

1898

9 1/2" x 6 1/2"

 

Pages from a program advertising Émile Reynaud's Théâtre Optique.

 

3872


Le Praxinoscope

Colored lithograph

France

c. 1890

5" x 3"

 

An advertising card for Reynaud's praxinoscope. It refers to the praxinoscope as the toy that creates the illusion of motion and reminds the public of its awards for the toy in 1879 and 1889.

 

4560