02 Paintings, Streets of Paris, Louis Anquetin’s L’Intérieur de chez Bruant: le Mirliton, with footnotes, #83

Louis Anquetin (1861–1932)
The Interior of Bruant – The Mirliton, c. 1886 until 1887

Oil on canvas
145 × 157 cm (57 × 61.8 in)
Private collection

L’Intérieur de chez Bruant: le Mirliton is not only a large-scale group portrait representing many of the artist’s illustrious friends, but also a portrait of their preferred gathering place, Le Mirliton, the vivacious establishment opened in 1885 in what had been the second location of the Chat Noir. The cabarets, cafés and dance halls of Montmartre proved a source of endless inspiration for Anquetin, Toulouse-Lautrec, Bernard and others in their circle who frequented these establishments together. More on this painting

Louis Anquetin (26 January 1861–19 August 1932) was a French painter; born in Étrépagny, France and educated at the Lycée Pierre Corneille in Rouen.

In 1882 he came to Paris and began studying art at Léon Bonnat’s studio, where he met Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec. The two artists later moved to the studio of Fernand Cormon, where they befriended Émile Bernard and Vincent van Gogh…

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Author: Zaidan Art Blog

I search Art History for Beautiful works that may, or may not, have a secondary or unexpected story to tell. I then write short summaries that grow from my research. Art work is so much more when its secrets are exposed

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