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The Chap Book. 1896.

The Chap Book. 1896.

Item Description:

Artist: HENRI DE TOULOUSE-LAUTREC (1864-1901)
Size: 23 3/8 x 16 in./59.5 x 40.6 cm
Condition: A. Framed.
Printer: Imp. Chaix, Paris
Reference: Ref: Wittrock, P18B; Adriani, 139; Wagner, 24; DFP-II, 846; Wine Spectator, 51; PAI-LXXVII, 385A
Key Words: Art Nouveau; Artist: Toulouse-Lautrec; Literary

The Chap Book. 1896.
“The Irish American Bar at 33 rue Royale was furnished in gleaming mahogany, and had a Chinese-Indian bar-keeper called Ralph, who with stoical calm served the British jockeys and trainers and local coachmen who frequented the bar. Here, too, the florid figure of Tom... the Rothschild’s coachman, a particular favorite with Lautrec for his supercilious manner... is visible among the customers being served by Ralph with a special concoction” (Adriani, p. 196). It was also a favorite haunt of Lautrec’s, as he “let people know he could be found every afternoon in a certain bar. For several years from 1894 onwards, it was the Irish and American Bar. ...There, it is said, [Lautrec] presided over the clients in the bar as he had over his house guests, insisting to Ralph... that people he didn’t like not be admitted” (Frey, p. 390). This is the finest specimen we have ever seen!

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About The Artist:

HENRI DE TOULOUSE-LAUTREC (1864-1901)


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