Aristide Bruant in his Cabaret
Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, French, 1864–1901 French
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.)
Medium or Technique
Poster, color lithograph printed in black, red, green, and gray, proof before letters
Not On View
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.