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At the Ambassadeurs- Singer at the Café-concert

Aux Ambassadeurs- chanteuse au café-concert

1894
Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec (French, 1864–1901), Publisher André-Edouard Marty (French, 1882–1974)


Catalogue Raisonné

Wittrock 058; Delteil 068

Dimensions

Image: 29.8 x 24.4 cm (11 3/4 x 9 5/8 in.) Sheet: 54 x 39 cm (21 1/4 x 15 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

60.764

Medium or Technique

Color lithograph printed in olive-green, yellow, beige-grey, salmon-pink, black and blue on wove paper

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

The café concert, an upscale café offering musical entertainment, became a hit in the late nineteenth century. Often more elegantly decorated than cabarets, many café concerts-like the chic Ambassadeurs-were located on the Right Bank of Paris, along the wide boulevards developed in the 1860s and 1870s. Three important café concerts were to be found in Montmartre: the Divan Japonais (Japanese Sofa), Cigale (Cicada), and Décadents.

Inscription

l.l.: T-Lautrec

Markings

l.r.: blind stamp L'Estampe originale, Lugt (819)

Provenance

W. G. Russell Allen; MFA received by bequest June 8, 1960

Credit Line

Bequest of W. G. Russell Allen