Henri de Toulouse Lautrec made the original drawing for this lithograph in his favorite haunt away from Montmartre, the Irish American Bar located in the upscale Paris right bank. It portrays Chocolat, a former Cuban slave that, together with the white English clown Foottit, enjoyed great success for many years at the Folies Bergere. On the left is Ralph, a San Francisco-born, half American Indian and half Chinese barman of great skill. Inscription on page reads as follows:
CHOCOLAT DANSANT DANS UN BAR Sois bonne o ma chere inconnue? Dessin de H. de Toulouse-Lautrec Garnier SC
In very good condition with light toning, original page printed on newsprint from the satirical weekly magazine "Le Rire" printed in Paris on March 28, 1896. Comes matted and framed ready to display. Shipped fully insured with tracking number.
Measurements: Frame: 17 5/8" by 13 1/4" (44.7 cm by 33.7 cm); Visible Image: 11 1/2" by 8 3/4" (29.2 cm by 22.3 cm) approximately.