January 26, 2019 09:00 AM EST Asheville, North Carolina


Jules Chéret

(French, 1836–1932)

[Palais de Glace/Champs-Elysées], 1894, signed in stone "J. Chéret ", Chaix, Paris, printer, color lithographic poster on two sheets, 92-1/2 x 33-3/4 in.; metal frame, 94 x 34-1/2 in.


The [Palais de Glace] in Paris was the place to see and be seen in the 1890s. Artificial ice rinks (made of hog lard and salt) had been in use since 1844, but with the advent of refrigeration at the end of the 19th century, ice rinks in Europe and the United States would abound.

Provenance:The Skating Collection of Dick Button, New York


Condition: B+, mounted on mulberry paper with lining wrapped to verso, possibly trimmed at top, folding creases with some ink loss, complex tear top right with possible related retouch in the word "Glace", other tears at top and into image left, toning, two stamps;

Estimate: $1,500 - $2,500
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