Monsieur Boileau at the Café
Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec (French, 1864-1901)
Dimensions: Sheet - h:80.00 w:65.00 cm (h:31 7/16 w:25 9/16 inches) Framed - h:105.40 w:89.50 d:8.30 cm (h:41 7/16 w:35 3/16 d:3 1/4 inches)
Type of art work: Drawing
Credit Line: Hinman B. Hurlbut Collection
Accession No.: 394.1925
Location: Not on view
The sitter, perhaps a certain Mr. Bolleau, must have been a friend of Lautrec, who dedicated this work to him at the upper left. He may have been the iron merchant-heavy set and wearing a bowler hat-who also appears in a line drawing by the artist. This drawing, the first by the artist to enter an American museum collection, is a prime example of Lautrec's ability to capture the atmosphere of Paris café life.