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Cabaret du Chat Noir

Poster
1896 (printed)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

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.


object details
Categories
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Colour lithograph
Brief Description
Poster by Theophile-Alexandre Steinlen advertising the Cabaret du Chat Noir ''with Rodolphe Salis''. France, 1896.
Physical Description
Poster
Dimensions
  • Height: 1345mm
  • Width: 947mm
Style
Credit line
Given anonymously
Subject depicted
Summary
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.
Bibliographic References
  • Greenhalgh, Paul (Ed.), Art Nouveau: 1890-1914 . London: V&A Publications, 2000
  • pp. 78-9Hannah 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
Collection
Accession Number
E.321-1978

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record createdFebruary 18, 2003
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