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Folies-Bergère--La Loïe Fuller

Poster
1893 (printed)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

A poster advertising the Paris debut of the American dancer Loïe Fuller (1862-1928) at the Folies-Bergère in 1893. She caused a sensation when she first appeared in Paris performing her 'Serpentine' dance, whirling across the stage in diaphanous costume, transformed by coloured lighting. Jean Chéret's exuberant style matched her performance perfectly, and this poster was printed in four different colour versions.
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Categories
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Colour lithograph
Brief Description
Poster by Julet Chéret advertising La Loïe Fuller at the Folies-Bergère. Paris, 1893.
Physical Description
Poster
Dimensions
  • Height: 1238mm
  • Width: 870mm
Style
Object history
One of four versions [E.111 to 114-1921] in different colours. Another copy is Circ.566-1962
Subjects depicted
Summary
A poster advertising the Paris debut of the American dancer Loïe Fuller (1862-1928) at the Folies-Bergère in 1893. She caused a sensation when she first appeared in Paris performing her 'Serpentine' dance, whirling across the stage in diaphanous costume, transformed by coloured lighting. Jean Chéret's exuberant style matched her performance perfectly, and this poster was printed in four different colour versions.
Associated Objects
Bibliographic References
  • Greenhalgh, Paul (Ed.), Art Nouveau: 1890-1914 . London: V&A Publications, 2000
  • Coutts, Howard and Claire Jones Toulouse Lautrec and the art of the French Poster. Bowes Museum, 2004. 53 p., ill. ISBN 0954818202.
  • Jane Pritchard, ed. Diaghilev and the golden age of the Ballet Russes, 1909-1929 London: V&A Publishing, 2010. ISBN: 9781851776139.
Collection
Accession Number
E.112-1921

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record createdFebruary 28, 2003
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