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Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, La Troupe de Mademoiselle Eglantine
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TITLE:  La Troupe de Mademoiselle Eglantine
ARTIST:  Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec (French, 1864–1901)
WORK DATE:  1896
CATEGORY:  Prints and Multiples
MATERIALS:  Brush, spatter and crayon lithograph. Printed in four colours. Key stone printed in turquoise-blue, colour stones in red and yellow, remarque in black. On one sheet of wove paper. With text Troupe de/Mlle EGLANTINE/Eglantine/Cleopatre/Jane Avril/Gazelle added to red stone.
MARKINGS:  Artist’s signature and monogram lower left, text by another hand.
SIZE:  h: 625 x w: 804 cm / h: 246.1 x w: 316.5 in
STYLE:  Post-Impressionism
PRICE*:  Contact Gallery for Price
GALLERY:  Gary Bruder Fine Arts  +1-917-318-2134  Send Email
DESCRIPTION:  The poster, with its particularly enticing exuberance, was reproduced in monochrome in Le Courrier Francais on 16 February 1896. It was used to advertise the appearance of Eglantine Demay, Jane Avril, Cleopatre and Gazelle in the Quadrille Naturaliste at the Palace Theatre in London. The dance had been developed from the can-can, created by Celeste Mogador, and it was performed in the formation of four, usual at the time, mainly at the Elysee Montmartre, the Jardin de Paris, the Frascati and the Moulin Rouge.

In a letter written on 19 January 1896 in London (Musee d’Albi), Jane Avril and Eglantine asked Lautrec for the poster and gave exact wording for the text: ‘Troupe de Mlle Eglantine./1 Eglantine, 2 Jane Avril/3 Cleopatre 4 Gazelle/“Palace Theatre”, because we shall certainly be appearing in other places as well, and then we could use the same poster. Thanks in advance and good luck and every success wit hthe work…Please answer straight away, because the first night is the evening of Monday 20th, and we want people to see our poster before that. So please do your best…’. A photograph of the four dancers (above), a pencil sketch, not mentioned by Dortu (116 x 185mm), Victoria and Albert Museum, London) and a detailed colour study Dortu P.631 were used as preparation for the lithograph.

A very fine, fresh impression. The paper in very good condition, save for a few extremely minor defects in extreme sheet edges. The colors very strong and vibrant.

ONLINE CATALOGUE(S):  Gary Bruder Fine Arts Inventory Catalogue
LITERATURE:  Wittrock P21, Adriani 162, Delteil 361, Adhemar 198, Bodelsen p. 16, Dortu P. 631
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