Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, ‘Divan Japonais’, 1893, Christie's

Wittrock's only state, the full sheet, a flattened vertical and horizontal crease extending the width and length of the paper, minor losses in places at the sheet edges (primarily at the sheet corners), the sheet backed, otherwise in good condition, framed
Sheet: 31 3/8 x 24 in. (797 x 610 mm.)

Deltiel 341; Wittrock P11; Adriani 8

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