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Invitation Card for the 1893 Bal des Quatr'z'Arts

Cheret, Jules. Quatr'Z'Arts

(Paris). Le Comité du Bal des Quatr'z'Arts. 1893
A scarce ephemeral illustrated invitation to the second Bal des Quatr'z'Arts held at the Moulin-Rouge in 1893.

Held on Feburary 9th, the 'Bal Costumé' began at midnight and continued until 5 o'clock. As the invitation, in an effort to encourage original and interesting costume, states: 'Le costume est de rigueur, la blouse, l'habit, le moine et le domino noir sont interdits'.

The invitation, with the lithograph by Jules Chéret, features a stamped number (no. 2621, suggesting a large number of guests) and the owner's name 'Monsieur [printed] Delfau', written in the appropriate space in black ink. The invitation also bears the stamp of the 'Ecole des Beaux-Arts / Atelier Laloux'.
Single sheet of card. (138 x 320 mm). Lithograph illustration in bistre by Jules Chéret above printed letterpress text in black (see below).

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