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Friday 5 July 2024

Charles Kiffer’s drypoint, “Maurice Chevalier”, 1912

Charles Kiffer (1902–1992)—an artist engaged by Maurice Chevalier (1888–1972) to create posters of the entertainer’s shows; see an example offered by Christie’s Auctions:

“Maurice Chevalier”, 1912

A rare proof-state drypoint with pale plate-tone printed on heavy Arches vellum, signed and dated in the plate with generously wide margins.

Size: (sheet) 38.1 x 28 cm; (plate) 22 x 13.9 cm; (image borderline) 21.3 x 13.5 cm.

Inscribed in plate along the lower edge: (left) (artist’s monogram) “Ch. K”; (centre) “1912”.

Condition: a strong (near faultless) impression with wide margins and no tears, holes, folds, abrasions or significant stains.

I am selling this very rare proof impression drypoint by an artist famous for caricatures and posters celebrating the almost legendary French singer, actor, and entertainer, Maurice Chevalier—dubbed at the time as “the most popular Frenchman in the world” (see—for a total cost of AU$268 (currently/approximately US$180.96/EUR166.88/GBP141.23 at the time of posting this listing) including Express Mail (EMS) postage and handling to anywhere in the world, but not (of course) any import duties/taxes imposed by some countries. Note that payment is in Australian dollars (AU$268) as this is my currency.

If you are interested in purchasing this superbly animated caricature of Chevalier as a cabaret performer, please contact me ( and I will send you a PayPal invoice to make the payment easy.

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