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Aristide Bruant in his Cabaret

1893
Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec (French, 1864–1901)


Catalogue Raisonné

Wittrock P09; Delteil 348 i

Dimensions

Sight: 138.4 x 96.5 cm (54 1/2 x 38 in.) Framed: 145.4 x 105.4 x 3.8 cm (57 1/4 x 41 1/2 x 1 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

56.1190

Medium or Technique

Poster, color lithograph printed in black, red, green, and gray, proof before letters

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints, Posters

Aristide Bruant-the famous performer, nightclub owner, and inventor of the chanson realiste (songs written in the slang of working-class Parisians)-appears in his signature outfit of black velvet jacket, wide brimmed hat, and long red scarf. This rare proof impression is before the addition of lettering and background detail.

Provenance

Ferdinand Roten, Baltimore; from whom purchased by MFA, 13 December 1956.

Credit Line

Otis Norcross Fund