Quinquina Dubonnet by Jules Chéret, Belle Epoque lithograph, 1896


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.

Lithograph by Jules Chéret. Published by Imprimerie Chaix (Ateliers Chéret), 1896. While this poster was printed in multiple sizes and formats, this 1896 edition of 25 strikes on Japon paper is the most desirable and extremely scarce edition. Japon paper allows inks to rest upon its surface rather than being absorbed by a more permeable paper stock. The rare, small format poster lithographs created at this time were printed using rich, dense, lead inks. This world-class example of lithography captures superior resolution and color-richness to that of its large-format counterpart.

Paper measures 8 1/2 x 12 1/2 inches. Exceptional A condition. 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.