Les Vieilles Histoires

 
Artist
Creation date
Materials
lithgoraph
Dimensions
18 x 24 in (sheet)
Credit line
Carl H. Lieber Memorial Fund
Accession number
52.24
Collection
Not Currently On View

The economy of Toulouse-Lautrec's drawing and his unique talent for artistic caricature perfectly satisfied the requirements of a poster to be eye-catching and memorable.

Toulouse-Lautrec's style was well-suited to other advertisements besides posters, such as this cover for a series of folkloric poems by Joseph Goudezki (caricatured as a bear) set to music by Desiré Dihau, who leads the poet across the Pont des Arts over the Seine.

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