What a beautiful black cat for any gift item. The art nouveau cat poster is titled, Tournée du Chat Noir. This beautiful black cat is an antique poster from France. The black cat sits atop a red base, and surrounding the cat is red and black advertising in French. The black cat sits high, as if the cat is a King on his throne. One of the best Art Nouveau images ever created, Tournée du Chat Noir is a defining image of the era of cabarets and night clubs in Victorian Paris.
About Tournée du Chat Noir
This 1896 image of a regal black cat was created to attract patrons to the Victorian “Chat Noir” Montmartre cabaret nightclub in Paris, France. The artist is famous Theophile Alexandre Steinlen (1859 – 1923). Steinlen was one of the defining illustrators in Montmartre, Paris where he created posters of cabarets and music hall performers. He was well known for his signature cats. Steinlen created hundreds of art nouveau illustrations for French magazines.
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