The Ambassadeurs Poster
Ambassadeurs, Aristide Bruant is a lithograph poster created in 1892 by French artist Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec.
The poster advertises cabaret singer Aristide Bruant’s show at the Ambassadeurs nightclub in Paris. Bruant asked his friend Lautrec to design the advertising poster. The club owners were reportedly horrified by its dramatic and uncompromising style. They refused to pay for what they saw as a “revolting mess”. Bruant thought it was a masterpiece and refused to perform unless the poster was used. He won the stand-off. The poster was displayed throughout Paris, at the theatre and inside to decorate the proscenium arch. It proved very popular with Parisians.
The poster would go on to become one of Toulouse-Lautrec’s best-known works.
- 50cm x 70cm
- Ready to frame poster
- Semi-gloss art print on high quality paper
- Printed with fade resistant quality ink
- 3 cm white border to allow for easy framing
- Rolled up in a cardboard cylinder for postage.
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