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Aristide Bruant, at His Cabaret

Artist:
Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec (French, Albi 1864–1901 Saint-André-du-Bois)
Date:
1893
Medium:
Lithograph (with text) printed in four colors; machine wove paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 54 5/16 x 39 in. (138 x 99 cm) Frame: 56 3/4 × 41 3/4 in. (144.1 × 106 cm)
Classifications:
Prints, Posters
Credit Line:
Harris Brisbane Dick Fund, 1932
Accession Number:
32.88.17
Not on view
Aristide Bruant was a successful singer, songwriter, and entrepreneur who ran a cabaret in the Montmartre quarter of Paris. When he began performing at up-scale café-concerts on the Champs-Élysées, he immediately commissioned Toulouse-Lautrec to market his rough street persona in a manner that would appeal to a bourgeois audience. Seizing on Bruant's trademark costume of a wide-brimmed hat, cape, and red scarf, Lautrec designed a sparse yet iconic image that promoted both the performer's career as well as his own.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Drawings and Prints: Selections from the Permanent Collection," April 5, 1993–July 12, 1993.

Denver Art Museum. "Toulouse-Lautrec from The Metropolitan Museum of Art," April 5, 1999–July 4, 1999.

W.P9.C; Adr. 12.II; 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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