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Yvette Guilbert--At the Ambassadeurs café concert

Yvette Guilbert— Aux Ambassadeurs

1894
Théophile-Alexandre Steinlen (French (born in Switzerland), 1859–1923)


Catalogue Raisonné

Bargiel and Zagrodzki 15; de Crauzat 493

Dimensions

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.)

Accession Number

62.927

Medium or Technique

Poster, color lithograph

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints, Posters

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.

Provenance

1962, gift of Arthur E. and Charlotte Z. Vershbow, Newton, MA, to the MFA. (Accession Date: September 19, 1962)

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Vershbow