Aristide Bruant in his Cabaret
Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec (French, 1864–1901)
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.)
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.
Ferdinand Roten, Baltimore; from whom purchased by MFA, 13 December 1956.
Otis Norcross Fund