Publisher / Artist : CHÉRET, J.
Title : Hippodrome de la porte Maillot. Paris Courses.
Published : Paris, Imprimerie Chaix, April 1897
Size : 400 x 290mm.
Colouring : In printed colours.
Condition : Original lithography from the famous series "Les Maitres de L'affiche". Size of paper 400 x 290mm., size of image 325 x 230mm. In the bottom right margin the blind embossed publishers stamp. Browned paper.
Chromo lithographed mini poster, " Hippodrome de la porte Maillot. Paris Courses. Pelouse 1 f. pesage 2 f. Nouveau sport. Grand prix : une rivière en diamants de 20,000 f.", Jules Chéret (1836–1932).
Plate 61, published in Maître 16, on March 1897.
The "Les Maitres de l'Affiche" contained 256 reduced lithographic prints of the best posters of the Belle Époque and was offered as a subscription series to collectors, from December 1895 through November 1900, subscribers received by mail monthly 4 loose sheets (Maître) with a cover sheet. Maitre's were never issued in a book form.
A very high quality of paper was used, were as the large format posters were usually printed on lesser quality newsprint, due to cost and a short expected life span.
The quality of the printing, in the "Maitres de l'Affiche," usually far exceeds that of their larger counterparts and was offered for sale at the price of an original poster.