Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec. Aristide Bruant from Le Café Concert. 1893

Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec Aristide Bruant from Le Café Concert 1893

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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.
Medium
One from a portfolio of twenty-three lithographs (including wrapper front and duplicate on box)
Dimensions
composition (irreg.): 10 1/2 x 8 3/8" (26.7 x 21.2 cm); sheet: 17 1/4 x 12 11/16" (43.8 x 32.3 cm)
Publisher
L'Estampe Originale, Paris (André Marty)
Printer
Edward Ancourt, Paris
Edition
500
Credit
The Louis E. Stern Collection
Object number
1107.1964.7
Portfolio
Le Café Concert
Department
Drawings and Prints

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