Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, ‘Babylone d'Allemagne’, 1894, Christie's

Wittrock's State B (with text), the colors fresh, the sheet edges slightly trimmed, laid on linen, a series of pinpoint holes towards the right sheet edge, scattered pale foxing throughout, otherwise in good condition, framed
Sheet: 48 ¼ x 33 1/8 in. (1225 x 841 mm.)

Deltiel 351; Wittrock P12; Adhémar 68

About Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec

Renowned Post-Impressionist painter, lithographer, and art nouveau illustrator Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec is famous for his depictions of French fin de siècle urban life. Working in his characteristic linear style, Lautrec frequently portrayed scenes from brothels and cabaret clubs, including the Moulin Rouge, where he had a seat reserved after producing a series of promotional posters for the club’s opening in 1888. Lautrec was influenced by the artists Edgar Degas and Édouard Manet, who shared with them a keen interest in the observation of social culture.

French, 1864-1901, Albi, France, based in Paris, France