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Salon des Cent. 1896.

Salon des Cent. 1896.

Item Description:

Artist: HENRI DE TOULOUSE-LAUTREC (1864-1901)
Size: 19 1/8 x 25 3/8 in./48.7 x 64.3 cm
Condition: A. Framed.
Printer: Imp. Bourgerie, Paris
Reference: Wittrock, P20II; Adriani, 137-III; Salon des Cent, p. 37; Wagner, p. 31; Gold, 195; Reims, 790; PAI-LXXVII, 377 (var)
Key Words: Art Nouveau; Artist: Toulouse-Lautrec; Exhibitions

Salon des Cent. 1896.
Summer, 1895: Lautrec and fellow artist Maurice Guibert are on board the steamer Le Chili, en route along the Atlantic coast from Le Havre to Bordeaux. Lautrec cannot keep his eyes off the young woman berthed in cabin No. 54. She’s meeting her husband in Senegal. Lautrec, suddenly obsessed, ignoring pleas from Guibert, refuses to get off the boat at Bordeaux. Finally, he is persuaded off the boat at Lisbon. But not before he's captured a photograph of the unknown woman, which he turned into a lithograph of the exact same pose, "exquisite both in its execution and in the remoteness of the subject's personality" (Wagner, p. 31): ideal for the Salon des Cent, with its running themes of meditation, admiration, and preoccupation. This is the rarest state of his design: one of 50 impressions, before letters, hand-signed, and numbered.

About The Artist:

HENRI DE TOULOUSE-LAUTREC (1864-1901)

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$ 60,000.00 ( Low est. )
Lot 492 in PAI-LXXIX: Rare Posters
AUCTION DATE: Sep 26, 2019 at 11:00am EDT

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