Description: Condition A. Original page from the satirical weekly magazine "Le Rire" Printed in Paris 30/1/1897. 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.
An exceptional character study by Lautrec of the acclaimed comic M. Baron. The text reads, "The newspapers announces that Mr. Baron, famous comic is about to leave the Variety Theatre, where he has enjoyed a lasting success." Shown seated at a bar in the role of Secretary to the Commissioner. His darkened nose and weary eyes display the effects of too much drink, yet in his hat and high collar he remains poised. The study implies the pompous self-importance of the typical bureaucrat of the day, a subdued display of Lautrec's often scathing wit.
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