Saxoléine by Jules Chéret
In this advertisement for Saxoléine paraffin oil, a fashionable and alluring woman lights her lamp at home. This is one particularly arresting and colorful version of several different scenes Chéret produced for the same company. Paris still relied on paraffin oil to light homes and streets at the end of the nineteenth century.
This work was featured in the Driehaus Museum’s 2017-2018 exhibition, L’Affichomania: The Passion for French Posters.
Original Printer: Chaix, Paris
A high resolution digital image of this wonderful artwork has been printed on matte finish fine art paper surrounded by white border to give the appearance that it is matted when inserted alone in a frame. Print is rolled with tissue paper to protect against dust before being packaged in a mailing tube.
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