Aristide Bruant, in His Cabaret

A work made of color lithograph on tan wove paper.
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  • A work made of color lithograph on tan wove paper.

Date:

1893

Artist:

Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec
French, 1864-1901

About this artwork

The gallant performer Aristide Bruant became known throughout Montmarte for the ability to capture the sentiments of working-class Parisians in his songs. Here Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec illustrated the essence of the audacious singer, portraying his trademark hat, scarf, and cloak in broad, flat planes of color to create an iconic image. Bruant himself was often seen in this garb on stage at his famous cabaret Le Mirliton, where he offered his witty, often-acerbic diatribes against the upper class.

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Artist

Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec

Title

Aristide Bruant, in His Cabaret

Origin

France

Date

1893

Medium

Color lithograph on tan wove paper

Dimensions

1380 × 990 mm

Credit Line

Gift of Walter S. Brewster in memory of Chester H. Johnson

Reference Number

1937.177

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