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Le Suisse, Menu

A work made of color lithograph on ivory wove paper.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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

Date:

1896

Artist:

Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec
French, 1864-1901

About this artwork

The self-referential illustration for this menu, likely designed for a rambunctious stag party in honor of Georges Lasserre on December 22, 1896, epitomizes debauchery. Lasserre and a courtesan, outfitted only in a corset and bloomers, toast their neighbors and cavort beside a spilling bottle. An actor portraying a soldier floats above the dinner table, a curiously upright figure in an otherwise disorderly scene.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Prints and Drawings

Artist

Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec

Title

Le Suisse, Menu

Place

France (Artist's nationality)

Date

1896

Medium

Color lithograph on ivory wove paper

Dimensions

Image: 37 × 26.3 cm (14 5/8 × 10 3/8 in.); Sheet: 41.9 × 32 cm (16 1/2 × 12 5/8 in.)

Credit Line

Carter H. Harrison Fund

Reference Number

1954.212

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