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Publisher: TOULOUSE-LAUTREC, H. de
Title: Chocolat dansant dans un bar.
Published in: Paris, 1896
   
Size: 12.0 x 9.1 inches.
30.5 x 23.0 cm.
Colouring:

In original colours.
Condition: In very good condition with light toning, original page printed on newsprint from the satirical weekly magazine "Le Rire" printed in Paris on March 28, 1896.
Together with two lithographs by H. Daumier, taken from Le Charivari.

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"The Irish and American Bar was described as an English bar where truly hardened drinkers would silently sit lost in contemplation of the bottles.
The barman (seen standing to the left) Randolphe, was known as Ralph. A half-breed Chinese and American Indian born in San Francisco, he displayed Asiatic dexterity in mixing special cocktails. In the smoke and hubbub jockeys, trainers, grooms and horse dealers jostled with pompous coachmen whose employers would be dining at one of the smart restaurants nearby.
The famous Negro clown called Chocolat (seen here dancing) was a devotee of this unpretentious smoky establishment.
After his performance at the Nouveau Cirque, he would go there to quench his thirst with his partner (Footit). Occasionally Chocolat would dance... Lautrec was frequently the last client to leave the bar when closing-time came".

Together with two lithographs by H. Daumier "Un Pierrot dèplumè." and "Une ascension en automne". from the magazine "Le Charivari", each 36 x 25cm. and a bit browned as usual.





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