Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec. Eccentric English Comedian (Comique excentrique anglais) from Le Café Concert. 1893

Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec

Eccentric English Comedian (Comique excentrique anglais) from Le Café Concert

1893

Medium
One from a portfolio of twenty-three lithographs (including wrapper front and duplicate on box)
Dimensions
composition (irreg.): 10 13/16 x 7 5/8" (27.5 x 19.4 cm); sheet: 17 5/16 x 12 5/8" (44 x 32 cm)
Publisher
L'Estampe Originale, Paris (André Marty)
Printer
Edward Ancourt, Paris
Edition
500
Credit
The Louis E. Stern Collection
Object number
1107.1964.11
Portfolio
Le Café Concert
Department
Drawings and Prints
This work is not on view.
This work is part of a portfolio with 10 other works online.
Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec has 143 works  online.
There are 5,210 illustrated books online.

In this portfolio, working with the artist Henri-Gabriel Ibels and the writer Georges Montorgueil, Lautrec created an ode to the café-concert. Montorgueil’s essay argued that the café-concert was not a den of iniquity, but rather a tonic for modern life and a place for people from all walks of life to relax and commune. Lautrec’s images capture a cross-section of people involved in Paris nightlife, from dancers and singers to spectators, staff, and nightclub impresarios including Aristide Bruant.

Gallery label from The Paris of Toulouse-Lautrec: Prints and Posters, July 26, 2014–March 22, 2015

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