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Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, Couverture pour Le Fardeau de le Liberte
 
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TITLE:  Couverture pour Le Fardeau de le Liberte
ARTIST:  Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec (French, 1864–1901)
WORK DATE:  1897
PERIOD:  19th century
CATEGORY:  Prints and Multiples
SIZE:  h: 11.5 x w: 7.4 in / h: 29.2 x w: 18.8 cm
STYLE:  Post-Impressionism
PRICE*:  Contact Gallery for Price
GALLERY:  Gary Bruder Fine Arts  +1-917-318-2134  Send Email
DESCRIPTION:  Both the cover and the lithograph
Lithograph:
First edition
Eight known impressions
Key stone printed in dark violet, color stones in yellow and grey-blue on imitation japan paper Published by La revue blanche as one of the publications artistiques.
Five in public collections.
VERY RARE

Book Cover:
Image transferred from lithograph.
Published by La revue blanche.
RARE

This print, which appeared in the Edition de la Revue Blanche, was used with lettering as the cover for Tristan Bernard's comedy Le Fardeau de la Liberte (The Burden of Freedom), published in 1897. Bernard had commissioned Lautrec to illustrate for him before, most notably for the program cover for his other play Les Pieds, as well as for publishable erotica. Here, we have both the unlettered lithograph as well as the original cover.

ONLINE CATALOGUE(S):  Gary Bruder Fine Arts Inventory Catalogue
LITERATURE:  Wittrock 233, Adriani 231, Delteil 214, Adhemar 236, Wick 14
 
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