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Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec (1864-1901) was a French painter and illustrator during the Neo-Impressionist and Art Nouveau movements in Paris. He is best known for his bold, clean and sometimes provocative iconic images of modern life in Paris cafés, brothels, bars, and theaters. His most famous works are from the promotional posters he created for numerous businesses and French Theater productions, including the famous Moulin Rouge cabaret dancers. Toulouse-Lautrec attended the Ecole des Beaux-Arts, eventually settling in the bohemian area of Paris known as Montmartre, from which he gained much of his artistic inspiration. He was also inspired by Japanese woodblock prints, the influence of which can be seen through his block coloring and linear contours, as well as in the clean and simple impressionist styles of Manet and Degas. After Toulouse-Lautrec's death, his mother contributed funds to create the Toulouse-Lautrec Museum at his birthplace in Albi, which now houses the largest collection of his works.

Selected Public Collections:
Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, CA
Hermitage Museum, Saint Petersburg, Russia
Musée d'Orsay, Paris
Musée Toulouse-Lautrec, Albi, France
Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA
National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.

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Catalogue Raisonné: 24, Wittrock
The seller has recorded the following condition for this lot:
Mat Burn
Area: Margin
Location: Other location
Notes: Light mat burn in lower margin.
Degree: Minor
Tears / Punctures / Holes
Area: Margin
Location: Other location
Notes: There is a 3 inch tear in the left margin. The tear is not visible from the front/in the frame.
Degree: Minor

Definition Key
Area
Image The central image area, composition, or focal point; the area inside the margins/plate marks.
Margin Areas bordering the central image, outside the plate marks, or the perimeter area.
Edge The farthest edge of the object.
Verso The reverse/back of the object.



Degree
Minor An existing condition which generally does not involve risk of loss.
Moderate Noticeable damage, increasing in severity and/or size; should be monitored or corrected by a conservator.
Major Distinct, recognizable damage; the stability of the work is questionable and risk is a factor. Requires the attention of a conservator.
Extreme Advanced and severe damage; work is insecure and at great risk.

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  • Pickup Location: New York, USA
  • Shipping Dimensions: 10.4 x 8.3 in. (26.42 x 21.08 cm.)
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