I spent literally hours writing individual captions for these works but unfortunately the blog programme corrupted and wouldn't allow me to finish the post without starting all over - so in the end I have decided to let the work stand alone - apologies.
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 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 L'Artisan Moderne|
|1896 P. Sescau|
|1896 The Ault & Wiborg Co|
|1896 Troupe de Mlle Eglantine|
|1896 Exposition Internationale d'Affiches|