The British performer May Milton was known for her "pale, almost clownish face… reminiscent of a bulldog." She and the Irish singer May Belfort were friends and, possibly, lovers. The lettering of the poster was designed by the artist to harmonize with the image.
Lee M. Friedman (d. 1957, Boston, Lugt. suppl. 1749a); 1958, bequest of Lee M. Friedman to MFA. (Accession Date: February 13, 1958)
Gift of Lee M. Friedman
- Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, French, 1864–1901
Wittrock P17; Delteil 356 iii
Sheet: 78.6 x 59.7 cm (30 15/16 x 23 1/2 in.)
Medium or Technique
Poster, crayon, brush, spatter, and transferred screen lithograph, printed from five stones in olive-green, blue, red, yellow, and black