Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, ‘Carnaval’, 1894, Christopher-Clark Fine Art

Original lithograph printed in two colors (olive-green, red) on wove paper.

A superb impression of Wittrock’s third and final state, Adriani’s third state of four printed after the mouth of the female figure in the foreground was added in a separate color. From the edition of 100 (50 of which were issued separately as publications artistiques in 1894, and 50 of which were issued in Album de la revue blanche in 1895). Published by La revue blanche, Paris, 1894-95

Catalog: Delteil 64; Adhémar 42; Wittrock 61 iii/iii; Adriani 62 iii/iv.

Sheet Size: 13 1/4 x 8 3/4 inche

In excellent condition, with strong, fresh colors, printed on a sheet with wide margins.

Signature: Hand-signed in pencil in the margin lower right T-Lautrec, also signed on the stone with the artist’s monogram device lower right

Publisher: La Revue Blanche, Paris

T. Donson/M. Griepp, Great Lithographs by Toulouse-Lautrec, Dover Publications, Inc., New York, 1982, no. 24 (ill.).

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