May Belfort

Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec French
Subject May Belfort Irish

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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.

May Belfort, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec (French, Albi 1864–1901 Saint-André-du-Bois), Lithograph printed in four colors

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