Monday, 15 August 2011

Toulouse-Lautrec - part 4

1885 Self-portrait
This is part 4 a 4-part post on the works of Henri Toulouse-Lautrec, and takes a look at his commercial work.

Toulouse-Lautrec's posters of the 1890s established him as the father of the modern large-scale poster. His best posters were those advertising the appearance of various performers at the Montmartre cabarets, such as the singer May Belfort, the female clown Cha-U-Kao, and Loïe Fuller of the Folies-Bergère.

Between 1891 and 1899, Toulouse-Lautrec released a total of thirty posters advertising Montmartrois people, places, publications, and performances. Aristide Bruant, May Belfort, and Jane Avril were only a few of the performers portrayed in his works. He also featured such personages as the comedian Caudieux, English singer May Milton, cyclist Jimmy Michael, actress Marthe Mellot, and even the emperor Napoleon in posters during his last decade.


1893 Jane Avril at the Jardin de Paris

1892 Les Ambassadeurs, Aristide Bruant

1892 Reine de Joie

1893 Aristide Bruant

1893 Aristide Bruant, Dans son Cabaret

1893 Caudieux

1893 Confetti

1893 Wraparound cover for the portfolio L'estampe originale

1893 Programme for the theatre play La Missionnaire

1893 Le Coiffeur- Programme Du Theatre Libre

1893 Le Matin/ Au Pied de l'Echafaud

1894 La Taureaumachie

1895 May Belfort

1895 May Milton

1895 Un Monsieur et une Dame, Programme Pour L'Argent

1896 Christmas card

1896 Elles
1896 L'Artisan Moderne

1896 P. Sescau

1896 The Ault and Wiborg Co

1896 Troupe de Mlle Eglantine

1896 Exposition Internationale d'Affiches


1897 Divan Japonais

1897 La Revue Blanche

1899 Jane Avril

1899 Theatre Antoine La Gitane de Richepin

1900 La Châine Simpson

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