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  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    Paris (made)

  • Date:

    1893 (Designed and made)

  • Artist/Maker:

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

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Colour lithograph

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case MB2F, shelf DR81, box BRITISH MUSEUM POSTERS

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 (made)


1893 (Designed and made)


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

Materials and Techniques

Colour lithograph


Height: 1280 mm, Width: 1205 mm

Object history note

Transferred from the British Museum.

Descriptive line

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


Lithographic ink; Paper


Colour lithograph; Splatter; Planographic printing

Subjects depicted

Entertainment; Comedy


Entertainment & Leisure; Advertising; Prints; Posters


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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