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  • May Belfort, 1895
    Henri de Toulouse–Lautrec (French, 1864–1901)
    Lithograph printed in four colors; 31 1/2 x 24 in. (80 x 61 cm)
    Gift of Bessie Potter Vonnoh, 1941 (41.12.1)

    May Belfort was an Englishwoman 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.

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  • May Belfort, 1895
    Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec (French, 1864–1901)
    Lithograph printed in four colors; 31 1/2 x 24 in. (80 x 61 cm)
    Gift of Bessie Potter Vonnoh, 1941 (41.12.1)


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