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Poster - Caudieux
  • Caudieux
    Toulouse-Lautrec, Henri de, born 1864 - died 1901
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  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    Paris (Designed and made)

  • Date:

    1893 (Designed and made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Toulouse-Lautrec, Henri de, born 1864 - died 1901 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Colour lithograph on paper

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Mrs J.T. Clarke

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, room 514, case EXP

Toulouse-Lautrec delivers a rather unflattering portrait of the café-concert artist, Caudieux, in this poster advertising the star's performance. Caudieux's talents lay as a comic and the artist has certainly made him a figure of fun here: he's shown as an ageing performer, portly and overly made up, mincing across the stage with pursed lips. Caudieux was known as the 'Human Cannon' which perhaps explains why Toulouse-Lautrec has chosen to depict him in motion.

Physical description

A middle-aged man wearing theatre make-up and a dinner suit with tails walks across a stage. The head of a man in the orchestra pit can be glimpsed in the lower right-hand corner.

Place of Origin

Paris (Designed and made)


1893 (Designed and made)


Toulouse-Lautrec, Henri de, born 1864 - died 1901 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Colour lithograph on paper

Marks and inscriptions

H T Lautrec
Signed left

93. Imp. Chaix, 20 rue Bergére Paris (Encres Ch. Lorillieux et Cie)

Monogram lower right


Height: 1300 mm, Width: 952 mm

Descriptive line

Poster, 'Caudieux' by Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, French, 1893.

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Coutts, Howard and Claire Jones Toulouse Lautrec and the art of the French Poster. Bowes Museum, 2004. 53 p., ill. ISBN 0954818202.
Phillip Dennis Cate, Saskia Oooms, Michela Niccolai, Laurent Bihl, Ricard Bru i Turull, Toulouse-Lautrec i l'esperit de Montmartre. Barcelona : Obra Social la Caixa, 2018. 274 pages : illustrations (some colour), portraits ; 24 cm. ISBN: 9788499002118
p. 130


Lithographic ink; Paper


Colour lithography; Planographic printing; Splatter

Subjects depicted

Comedy; Entertainment


Prints; Posters


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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