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May Belfort

Artist:
Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec (French, Albi 1864–1901 Saint-André-du-Bois)
Subject:
May Belfort (Irish, 1872–1929)
Date:
1895
Medium:
Lithograph printed in four colors
Dimensions:
31 1/2 x 24in. (80 x 61cm)
Classifications:
Prints, Posters
Credit Line:
Gift of Bessie Potter Vonnoh, 1941
Accession Number:
41.12.1
Not on view
May Belfort (born May Egan) was an Irish singer who made a name for herself on the stages of Parisian nightclubs with her nonsensical songs and her ever-present black cat, seen in Lautrec's promotional poster. The artist used four separate lithographic stones and crachis, or spattered ink, to realize the deceptively simple, bold composition.
Bessie Potter Vonnoh (American, St. Louis, Missouri 1872–1955 New York); Donor: Bessie Potter Vonnoh (American, St. Louis, Missouri 1872–1955 New York)
Denver Art Museum. "Toulouse-Lautrec from The Metropolitan Museum of Art," April 5, 1999–July 4, 1999.

W. P 14.B.ii; Adr. 126. IV
Toulouse-Lautrec, 1996
Colta Ives Toulouse-Lautrec in The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Exh. cat., Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, July 2-September 29, 1996. New York, 1996.



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