"This is the rarest of the three uses made of this image (3 text
variations), and apparently the original one. The bold stance of Aristide
Bruant is what makes all three stand out. Although we cannot see his
face, somehow we get the impression that this is a forceful and self-styled
character, and he certainly was. A true performer of the people who
traded insults with his patrons and cut an unforgettable figure among
the denizens of Montmartre"(Rennert,
During the 1960s the renowned French printer, Mourlot Freres, printed
this superb series "Les Affiches de Toulouse-Lautrec"
for collectors. They are reduced lithographic versions of Lautrec's
most famous works. They are truly the most beautiful printing we
have been able to find in this size format.
As vintage printings of Lautrec's work, in all formats, reach high
prices, this mid-century printing offers a superb alternative at
a reasonable price that will only appreciate in value.