Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec. Mary Hamilton from Le Café Concert. 1893

Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec

Mary Hamilton from Le Café Concert


One from a portfolio of twenty-three lithographs (including wrapper front and duplicate on box)
composition (irreg.): 10 9/16 x 6 1/2" (26.8 x 16.5cm); sheet: 17 3/16 x 12 5/8" (43.7 x 32.1 cm)
The Louis E. Stern Collection
Object number
Le Café Concert
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.
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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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