Example 47: Print, poster

Work Record
Class [controlled]: • prints and drawings • European art
*Work Type [link]: • poster • lithograph
*Title: Chat Noir
Title: Poster of a Black Cat, for the Reopening of the Chat Noir Cabaret Title Type: descriptive
*Creator Display: Théophile-Alexandre Steinlen (Swiss, 1859-1923)
*Role [link]: printmaker [link]: Steinlen, Théophile-Alexandre
*Creation Date: 1896 [controlled]: Earliest: 1896 • Latest: 1896
*Subject [links]: • advertising • commercial art • animal • Chat Noir (cabaret) • Rodolphe Salis (French performer, 1851-1897) • shadow theater • guignols • domestic cat
Style: fin-de-siecle
Culture [link]: French
*Current Location [link]: Santa Barbara Museum of Art (Santa Barbara, California, United States) • ID: 1991.17
Creation Location [link]: Montmartre (Paris, France)
*Measurements: 61.6 x 39.62 cm (24 1/4 x 15 5/8 inches)
[controlled]: • Value: 61.6 Unit: cm Type: height | • Value: 39.62 Unit: cm Type: width
*Materials and Techniques: lithograph
Material [links]: • paper Technique [links]: • lithograph
Inscriptions: along right side and bottom: Prochainement / la très illustre Compagnie du / Chat / Noir / avec / ses Pièces d’Ombres / Célèbres, ses Poëtes / ses Compositeurs / Avec / Rodolphe Salis / Steinlen
Description: Steinlen’s poster advertises the reopening of a cabaret, the Chat Noir in Montmartre. Here the artist worked with several actors to present avant-garde shadow theater, which investigated the artistic and dramatic effects of silhouettes, starring R. Salis as the popular, improvisational narrator (“bonimenteur”) of each shadow performance.

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