Item: LR 11
|Title: Chocolat dansant dans un bar
A, Original page from the satirical weekly magazine "Le
Printed in Paris 28/03/1896.
Presented in 16 x 20 in. acid free, archival museum mat, with framing
labels. Ready to frame. Shipped boxed flat via Fedex.
Certificate of Authenticity.
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| Sheet Size:
||9 in x 12 in
||23 cm x 31 cm
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"The Irish and American Bar was described as an English bar where
truly hardened drinkers would silently sit lost in contemplation of
the bottles. The barman (seen standing to the left) Randolphe, was
known as Ralph. A half-breed Chinese and American Indian born in San
Francisco, he displayed Asiatic dexterity in mixing special cocktails.
In the smoke and hubbub jockeys, trainers, grooms and horse dealers
jostled with pompous coachmen whose employers would be dining at one
of the smart restaurants nearby. The famous Negro clown called Chocolat
(seen here dancing) was a devotee of this unpretentious smoky establishment.
After his performance at the Nouveau Cirque, he would go there to
quench his thirst with his partner (Footit). Occasionally Chocolat
Lautrec was frequently the last client to leave
the bar when closing-time came" (Dortu