May Belfort

Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec

May Belfort, originally named May Egan, gained recognition as an Irish singer through her whimsical performances in Parisian nightclubs. Her repertoire featured eccentric songs, accompanied by the constant presence of her black cat, prominently featured in Lautrec's promotional poster. Lautrec employed four distinct lithographic stones and utilized crachis, or spattered ink, to bring to life the seemingly uncomplicated yet striking composition.

This unique 74.5x52cm color lithograph by Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec titled "May Belfort" was exhibited at the Musée Jacquemart-André in Paris in 1958.

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May Belfort, originally named May Egan, gained recognition as an Irish singer through her whimsical performances in Parisian nightclubs. Her repertoire featured eccentric songs, accompanied by the constant presence of her black cat, prominently featured in Lautrec's promotional poster. Lautrec employed four distinct lithographic stones and utilized crachis, or spattered ink, to bring to life the seemingly uncomplicated yet striking composition.

This unique 74.5x52cm color lithograph by Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec titled "May Belfort" was exhibited at the Musée Jacquemart-André in Paris in 1958.

Product Type: Miscellaneous
Technique: Color Lithography
Year: 20th Century
Country of Origin: France
Topic: Mary Belfort (Irish singer, 1872–1929) and her black cat
Style: Post-Impressionist
Total Size: 74,5x 52cm
Primary Color: Red
Secondary Color: Black/White, Beige and Red
Comments: Musée Jacquemart - Andre - Paris, 1958

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