Jules Cheret


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Creation Date



Paris, France




Print, ink on paper


15 3/4 in × 11.5 in ( 40 × 29.2 cm)

Credit Line

Purchase by the Department of Art History 2024

Accession Number



Purchased through eBay, sold by Franck Daude (San Francisco, CA)

Signatures, Inscriptions, and Markings

Printed at top of the image: "Aux Buttes Chaumont" (At Chaumont Hill) Second line: "Bould de la villette a l'angle du faubg St Martin"

Printed at the bottom of the image: "Jouets" (Toys) Second line, in red, "Objets pour Étrennes" (Objects for Christmas)

Printed at the bottom of the image, in small font: "Imp. CHAIX. (Succle Chéret) 18, rue Brunel, PARIS

Printed at the bottom of the page: "Les Maitres de l'Affiche PL 169" Second line: "Imprimerie Chaix" Third Line: "(Encres Lorilleux & Cie)"

Embossed, bottom right corner of page: "Les Maitres De L'Affich, Imprimer Chaix" (words cut off by the image of a crouching man)

Creator Biography

Jules Cheret (French, 1836-1932)


Print on paper. Large blue text in a bold font appears at the top. Beneath the letters is an image of a wheelbarrow, full of three children and a woman in a red dress, being pulled by a young boy in a yellow and red dotted outfit. Traveling further down the page, in the same blue lettering is the word "Jouets" (Toys). Beneath that is "Onjets pour Étrennes" (Objects for Christmas) written in a bold red font. To the right of this text is an image of two children printed in white, black, and red. Both children hold a trumpet and flute, the lower child also holds a doll. "At Chaumont Hill: Toys, Objects for Christmas" is plate 169 of a collection of prints, entitled "Les Maitres de l'Affiche" (The Masters of the Poster), which was created under the direction of Jules Cheret and printed by the Chaix Print House in Paris, France. The collection consisted of 256 prints in total.