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

For the publication L’Estampe originale


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