Cinderella by Dudley Hardy, Art Nouveau theater lithograph poster, 1897


Art Nouveau Cinderella theater poster by Dudley Hardy, published in 1897 by Imprimerie Chaix, Paris, the printing house known for publishing the works of Belle Epoque master Jules Chéret.

While this poster for Cinderella was printed in multiple sizes and formats, this extremely scarce edition of 25 strikes on Japon paper from 1897 is the most desirable. The rare, small format poster lithographs created at this time were printed using rich, dense, lead inks, and the special Japon paper editions allowed the inks to rest upon its surface rather than being absorbed by a more permeable paper stock, resulting in a superior, jewellery-like boldly colored strike.

Exceptional condition commensurate with age. Paper measures approximately 8 x 12 1/4 inches. This artwork is presented in archival rag mat and arrives accompanied by a certificate of authenticity.

Notable museum collections containing this work include: Victoria and Albert Museum (large-format version); The Albertina Museum, Vienna (large-format version)

Notable museum collections featuring works by Dudley Hardy include: Victoria and Albert Museum; Museum of Modern Art, New York City; Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City; The Baltimore Museum of Art; The Albertina Museum, Vienna; The Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens, San Marino; Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya, Spain