Quinquina Dubonnet by Jules Chéret, 1896 stone lithograph on Imperial Japon paper


A beautiful red-haired woman enjoys a Quinquina Dubonnet aperitif with her white cat companion. In early advertising, artists commonly used a redhead as an example of modern-thinking behavior.

Stone lithograph by Jules Chéret. Published by Imprimerie Chaix (Ateliers Chéret), Paris, in 1896. This work comes from the extremely scarce edition of 25 strikes on Imperial Japon paper, a mulberry bark-based stock inspired by the smooth-surfaced papers used in Japanese printmaking.

Paper measures 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 inches. Excellent condition; dense, bold inks and clean paper. This piece is presented in an archival-quality rag mat and arrives accompanied by a certificate of authenticity.

Notable museum collections featuring works by Jules Chéret include: Musée d'Orsay, Paris; Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City; Museum of Modern Art, New York City; Art Institute of Chicago; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; Detroit Institute of Arts, Michigan; Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington D.C; and more.