Le Chat Noir, Ballade
Maker and role
Artist: Theophile-Alexandre Steinlen, Swiss, 1859-1923
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Ink and collage on paper
Museum purchase with the Helen and Everett H. Jones Purchase Fund
Steinlen's illustration for the song by Aristide Bruant was published in Le Chat Noir journal on August 9, 1884. The lyrics begin: I seek my fortune/Around the Chat Noir/By the light of the moon/In Montmartre, at night.
Signature & date
Signed, l.r.: Steinlen
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