Yvette Guilbert--At the Ambassadeurs café concert
Yvette Guilbert— Aux Ambassadeurs
Théophile-Alexandre Steinlen, French (born in Switzerland), 1859–1923 French
Sheet: 185.7 x 79.7 cm (73 1/8 x 31 3/8 in.) Framed: 196.9 x 90.8 x 2.5 cm (77 1/2 x 35 3/4 x 1 in.)
Medium or Technique
Poster, color lithograph
Not On View
One of the most famous celebrities of her day, Yvette Guilbert developed a signature style (slim gown and long black gloves) and a unique way of half-singing and half-speaking popular songs by Montmartre writers such as Aristide Bruant. She was a savvy self-promoter and commissioned her own publicity posters.