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At the Café La Mie  1891

by Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec

Lautrec based this painting on a staged photograph in which his friend Maurice Guibert played the role of a sleazy low-life type in the company of an unidentified woman. The practice of deriving paintings from photographs was one that Lautrec embraced starting in the 1880s. The painting’s title comes from “Un miché à la mie,” 19th-century slang for a client who neglects to...
53 x 67.9 cm (20 7/8 x 26 3/4 in.)
Oil paint on millboard mounted on panel
Public Domain, Courtesy of the MFA Boston