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Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, Irish and American Bar, Rue Royale – The Chap Book
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TITLE:  Irish and American Bar, Rue Royale – The Chap Book
ARTIST:  Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec (French, 1864–1901)
WORK DATE:  1895
CATEGORY:  Prints and Multiples
MATERIALS:  Brush, spatter, crayon and transferred screen lithograph. Printed in five colours. Key stone printed in olive-green, colour stones in dark blue, yellow, pink and red. On one sheet of wove paper.
MARKINGS:  Artist’s monogram lower left, text by another hand, Chaix monogram lower right, printer’s and distributor’s names and addresses in bottom margin. With text The Chap Book added to blue stone, printer’s name and address IMPRIMERIE CHAIX (Aterliers Cheret). 20, rue Bergere, PARIS 12922—6—96 (Encres LORILLEUX), distributor’s name and address Affiches Artistiques de LA PLUME, 31, rue Bonaparte, PARIS, and Chaix monogram added to olive-green key stone.
SIZE:  h: 43 x w: 62 cm / h: 16.9 x w: 24.4 in
STYLE:  Post-Impressionism
PRICE*:  Contact Gallery for Price
GALLERY:  Gary Bruder Fine Arts  +1-917-318-2134  Send Email
DESCRIPTION:  Printed by Chaix. Commissioned by the magazine The Chap Book, Chicago. Distributed by La Plume, Paris.

The Irish American Bar at 33 rue Royale, was furnished in gleaming mahogany, and had a Chinese-Indian bar-keeper called Ralph, who with stoical calm served the British jockeys and trainers and the local coachmen who frequented the bar, as well as the clowns Footit and Chocolat, the negro from Bilbao, who would dance and sing there for his own pleasure after his appearance at the Nouveau Cirque. Here, too, the florid figure of Tom is visible among the customers, being served by Ralph with a special concoction. Lautrec had already drawn similar bar scenes with the unmistakable figure of Ralph behind the bar, in July 1895 for Romain Coolus’ article ‘Le Bon Jockey’ in No. 64 of Le Figaro Illustre. This coloured poster in a horizontal format, was published by the magazine La Plume to advertise the American literary periodical The Chap Book. Lautrec also confirmed in a letter of 14 November 1895 to Leon Deschamps, the publisher of La Plume, that he had received 200 francs from the magazine for reproduction rights to the poster THE CHAP BOOK.

Condition: An extremely fine, fresh condition. The paper and colors in excellent condition
ONLINE CATALOGUE(S):  Gary Bruder Fine Arts Inventory Catalogue
LITERATURE:  Wittrock P.18, Adriani 139, Delteil 362, Adhemar 189, Bodelsen p. 17
Wittrock P.18, Adriani 139, Delteil 362, Adhemar 189, Bodelsen p. 17
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