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May Milton

1895

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


Dimensions

Sheet: 78.6 x 59.7 cm (30 15/16 x 23 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

39.810

Medium or Technique

Poster, crayon, brush, spatter, and transferred screen lithograph, printed from five stones in olive-green, blue, red, yellow, and black

Not On View

Collections

Europe , Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints , Posters

The British performer May Milton was known for her "pale, almost clownish face… reminiscent of a bulldog." She and the Irish singer May Belfort were friends and, possibly, lovers. The lettering of the poster was designed by the artist to harmonize with the image.

Provenance

Lee M. Friedman (d. 1957, Boston, Lugt. suppl. 1749a); 1958, bequest of Lee M. Friedman to MFA. (Accession Date: February 13, 1958)

Credit Line

Gift of Lee M. Friedman