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- Object: Carnot Malade!
Song-sheet for the monologue for Eugène Lemercier, performed at the 'Chat Noir': man (President Carnot) with black beard and yellow skin lying ill in bed, his sheets in blue, white and red, being attended by doctor and figure bringing him soup; with title, price and captions and advertisement for songs in stock at Georges Ondet on the last page; originally once folded, now separated, with the monologue printed on the inside; first song-sheet edition. 1893
Brush and spatter lithograph, with stencil colouring
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Height: 275 millimetres (sheet)
Height: 270 millimetres
Width: 174 millimetres (image)
- Curator's comments
- (Text from 'From Manet to Toulouse-Lautrec', BM 1978, cat.96)
One of an edition of unknown size. This is one of the series of music covers commissioned by Ondet; the fourth page of the sheet carries a listing of numerous songs which Ondet had in stock. The song comes from the music hall, 'Le Chat Noir', and was prompted by the illness in the summer of 1893 of the French president, Sadi Carnot. Carnot recovered from his illness, but was stabbed to death by an anarchist in June of the following year.
This impression has overprinted in red an advertisement for the special collectors' proofs of this actual print which were being offered for sale by Kleinmann (who obviously had commercial relationships with Ondet). The advertisement specifies the size of the special edition: twenty proofs, numbered 1-20, on Japan; forty, numbered 21-60, on China; and forty, numbered 61-100 on wove and coloured by stencil.
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
1978 Mar-Oct, BM, From Manet to Toulouse-Lautrec cat. no.96
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