Description: Condition A. Original page from the satirical weekly magazine "Le Rire" Printed in Paris 22/12/1895. 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.
At the Folies Bergere, we have the Brothers Marco. A large incredible double-jointed clown stares down his little partner. An exceptional example of Lautrec's skill in rendering the human form in simple strong line. He adds only a slight hint of colour. He captures quite simply, the very essence of the performers during their act. One of his most striking submissions to "Le Rire."
"When the most famous of Paris cabarets (The Folies Bergere) opened its doors in 1869, it presented variety programs including animal and circus acts, similar to American vaudevilles. It was not until later that its policy changed to concentrate on a line of showgirls presenting various dances in revealing costumes. This proved to be a far bigger attraction" (Gold p.112)
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