May Milton

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

Catalogue Raisonné

Wittrock P17; Delteil 356 iii


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

Accession Number


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


Europe, Prints and Drawings


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.


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