Aristide Bruant in his Cabaret

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

Catalogue Raisonné

Wittrock P09; Delteil 348 i


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


Medium or Technique

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

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings


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.


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

Credit Line

Otis Norcross Fund