Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec. Invitation Card for Alexandre Natanson. 1895

Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec

Invitation Card for Alexandre Natanson

1895

Medium
Lithograph
Dimensions
composition: 12 1/4 x 6 7/8" (31.1 x 17.4 cm); sheet: 13 3/8 x 7" (33.9 x 17.8 cm)
Publisher
Mr. and Mrs. Alexandre Natanson, Paris
Printer
unknown
Edition
approx. 300
Credit
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Herbert D. Schimmel
Object number
698.1996
Department
Drawings and Prints
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A legendary bartender, Lautrec presided over an infamous party thrown by Alexandre Natanson and his wife in 1895. The invitation promised “American and other drinks,” and when guests arrived they found Lautrec behind the bar concocting extraordinarily strong drinks as well as his inventive “solid cocktails,” which included such ingredients as sardines, juniper, and port.

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

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