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Collection du Chat Noir

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This poster advertises the sale of the collection of Rodolphe Salis, the owner of the Chat Noir, which opened in 1881 as the first cabaret in Paris. The artistic patrons of the Chat Noir and its irreverent performances of songs, plays, readings, and parades set the anything-goes tone for...

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International Poster Gallery, MA; Purchased by MFA, March 20, 2002

Credit Line

Ernest Wadsworth Longfellow Fund and partial gift of James A. Lapides

Collection du Chat Noir


Catalogue Raisonné

Bargiel and Zagrodzki 32


Framed: 155.3 x 117.2 x 4.8 cm (61 1/8 x 46 1/8 x 1 7/8 in.) Sheet: 139.4 x 99.1 cm (54 7/8 x 39 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Poster, color lithograph printed in black and red


Prints and Drawings


Prints, Posters