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Le Jockey. 1899.

Le Jockey. 1899.

Item Description:

Artist: HENRI DE TOULOUSE-LAUTREC (1864-1901)
Size: 14 1/8 x 20 in./35.8 x 51 cm
Condition: A. Framed.
Printer: H. Stern (not shown)
Reference: Wittrock, 308-II; Adriani, 345-II; PAI-LXXVI, 441
Key Words: Art Nouveau; Artist: Toulouse-Lautrec; Sports; Animals

Le Jockey. 1899.
"In Paris from the autumn of 1899 to the summer of 1900, [Lautrec] seemed to live his former existence, making paintings and prints and maintaining contact with friends... In some ways he seemed more willing to live conventionally than he had before. He returned to his childhood interest in horses and the race track, having driven himself regularly to Chantilly, the Bois and Longchamps to watch horses. The works he did now maintained the fine-lined, almost drawing-like quality of his painting” (Frey, p 480). Though "The Jockey” and three other lithographs were created with the intention of publishing a portfolio of horse racing subjects for the print dealer Pierrefort, this was the only one of the four ever realized as a print. But it's one of his finest, conveying the raw energy and speed present on the track. You can almost feel the weight of the hooves as they hit the turf and hear the breath of the animal as it gallops by on this overcast, cold morning. One of 112 impressions.

About The Artist:

HENRI DE TOULOUSE-LAUTREC (1864-1901)

AUCTION
$ 60,000.00 ( Low est. )
Lot 499 in PAI-LXXIX: Rare Posters
AUCTION DATE: Sep 26, 2019 at 11:00am EDT

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