'Tournée du Chat Noir, 1896 (The Touring of The Black Cat)' by Theophile Alexandre Steinlen
Medium:Poster reproduction of original artwork
Height: 50 in
Width: 35 in
Poster of famous Tournee du Chat Noir ad. Black cat sitting on red table cloth. Words at right of cat.
"Le Chat Noir" was a 19th-century cabaret written by artist Rodolphe Salis. It opened in 1881 in the bohemian Montmartre district of Paris (84 Boulevard Rouchechouart), and closed in 1897. Its imitators have included cabarets from St. Petersburg (The Stray Dog) to Barcelona (Els Quatre Gats). The poster itself was designed by Théophile Alexandre Steinlen, who was born in Switzerland where he studied art at Lausanne and later became active as a textile designer in Mulhause. Later, in Paris, he illustrated many journals, including "Mirliton", "Assiette au Beurre", "Chat Noir", and "Gil Blas".
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