At the Ambassadeurs- Singer at the Café-concert

Aux Ambassadeurs- chanteuse au café-concert

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

Catalogue Raisonné

Wittrock 058; Delteil 068


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


Medium or Technique

Color lithograph printed in olive-green, yellow, beige-grey, salmon-pink, black and blue on wove paper

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings



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.


l.l.: T-Lautrec


l.r.: blind stamp L'Estampe originale, Lugt (819)


W. G. Russell Allen (b. 1882 - d. 1955), Boston; 1960, bequest of W. G. Russell Allen to the MFA. (Accession Date: June 8, 1960)

Credit Line

Bequest of W. G. Russell Allen