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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 (Designed by)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Colour lithograph

  • 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 shown him 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 (Designed by)

Materials and Techniques

Colour lithograph


Height: 1950 mm, Width: 1225 mm

Descriptive line

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

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

Taken from Departmental Circulation Register 1962


Lithographic ink; Paper


Colour lithograph; Planographic printing; Splatter

Subjects depicted

Comedy; Entertainment


Prints; Posters


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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