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Poster - Cabaret du Chat Noir
  • Cabaret du Chat Noir
    Théophile-Alexandre Steinlen, born 1859 - died 1923
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Cabaret du Chat Noir

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    Paris (printed)

  • Date:

    1896 (printed)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Théophile-Alexandre Steinlen, born 1859 - died 1923 (artist)
    Charles Verneau (printers (people))

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Colour lithograph

  • Credit Line:

    Given anonymously

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case CAT, shelf EXP

A poster advertising the re-opening of the Cabaret du Chat Noir on 3 October 1896 and the Théâtre du Chat Noir three days later. The Chat Noir was a cabaret club in Paris's avant-garde Montmartre district that featured shadow theatre performances. The black cat (chat noir) on the poster refers also to the silhouette painting of black cats on the club's walls.

Physical description


Place of Origin

Paris (printed)


1896 (printed)


Théophile-Alexandre Steinlen, born 1859 - died 1923 (artist)
Charles Verneau (printers (people))

Materials and Techniques

Colour lithograph


Height: 1345 mm, Width: 947 mm

Descriptive line

Poster by Theophile-Alexandre Steinlen advertising the Cabaret du Chat Noir ''with Rodolphe Salis''. France, 1896.

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

Greenhalgh, Paul (Ed.), Art Nouveau: 1890-1914 . London: V&A Publications, 2000
Hannah Brocklehurst and Frances Fowle. Pin-ups : Toulouse-Lautrec and the art of celebrity. Edinburgh : National Galleries of Scotland, 2018. 120 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 30 x 17 cm. ISBN: 9781911054214
pp. 78-9


Printing ink



Subjects depicted



Entertainment & Leisure; Posters


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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