Apr 11, 2006

Yvette Guilbert: Sur la scène

Yvette Guilbert: Sur la scène


Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec

(French, 1864-1901)


Mr. and Mrs. Lewis B. Williams Collection 1942.1061

Catalogue raisonné: Wittrock Vol.II.272 ; Delteil 252

State: W. I/I ; D. I/I



The diva of the Parisian café-concert, Guilbert was portrayed in high and low art throughout the Belle
Époque. Toulouse-Lautrec portrayed the singer in her signature long black gloves and simple satin dress with deep V-neck that accentuated her thin figure and distinguished her from her heavily corseted colleagues. Here, enraptured members of the audience gaze adoringly from balconies and peep from behind the curtain.

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PR - Lithograph
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