Ambassadeurs: Aristide Bruant

Maker and role
Artist: Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, French, 1864-1901
Year
1892

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Media/materials
Lithograph
Measurements
53 x 36 3/4in (134.6 x 93.3cm)
Credit line
Mary and Sylvan Lang Collection
Accession number
1975.97
Object type
Department
Location
Further information
The Ambassadeurs was an elegant Paris café-concert on the Champs-Elysées. Entertainer and owner of The Ambassadeurs Aristide Bruant (1851-1923) commissioned Toulouse-Lautrec to desgin this poster. Bruant's characteristic black cape, red scarf, broad-brimmed black hat, and walking stick appear, with his form dominating the poster and conveying the nightclub owner's imposing personality.
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