Les Grand Concerts de l'Opera (Grand Concerts of the Opera)
Medium:Giclée (Original is in the GVSU Permanent Collection)
Height: 17 in
Width: 10.875 in
Man conducting choir. Large black feather on hat in bottom left. Published in "Le Rire." Original 2008.487.167.
This drawing was originally created in 1896 for the review Le Rire, which was directed by a friend of Lautrec's, an art critic named Arsene Alexandre. Sitting down is Ambroise Thomas at his opera, 'FranÃ§oise de Rimini'. In the front is Misia Natanson's hat, who was the wife of one of the famous Natanson brothers. Lautrec often used topical subjects for his drawings.