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The Second Volume by Bruant

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

Due to the dissemination of Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec’s earlier posters, Bruant’s conspicuous silhouette was so recognizable by 1893 that the artist could depict him entirely from behind. This poster promoted the publication of a volume of Bruant’s controversial songs and monologues that was sold both in Bruant’s cabaret and in bookshops throughout Paris. The book itself was illustrated by another Montmartre artist, Théophile Alexandre Steinlen, who worked frequently with Bruant on his published materials.

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Prints and Drawings, Gallery 243

Artist

Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec

Title

The Second Volume by Bruant

Origin

France

Date

1893

Medium

Color lithograph on tan wove paper

Dimensions

821 × 587 mm (image); 823 × 609 mm (sheet)

Credit Line

Mr. and Mrs. Carter H. Harrison Collection

Reference Number

1949.1101

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