Devant la rampe
Koehl E11. Signed in pencil, edition size unknown. Colour impressions are also found.
A fine impression printed on textured laid paper with Auvergne watermark, wide margins. Very pale light-burn. 396 x 299mm.
The love of the music hall permeates the art of the fin-de-siècle, a taste which Muller shares most conspicuously with Degas and Toulouse-Lautrec. Like them he uses the foot-lights to dramatize the performer, and vividly captures the fleeting moment.