Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, ‘FLORÉAL (Springtime)’, 1895-1896, Christopher-Clark Fine Art

Original lithograph printed in brown-black ink on Arches wove paper.

Signed on the stone with the artist’s monogram device lower left.

A fine impression of Wittrock’s only state Adriani’s second state of two, printed after the addition of the song sheet text to the stone; from the edition of 450 in this color. Numbered in pencil in the margin lower left. Plate XI of fourteen from the album Quatorze Lithoghraphies Originales de Toulouse-Lautrec pour Illustrer des Chansons. Published by A.C. Mazo & Cie., Paris, 1978; printed by Atelier Fernand Mourlot, Paris. The stone has since been cancelled and is on deposit at the Cabinet des Estampes at the Bibliotheque Nationale, Paris.

Catalog: Delteil 139; Adhémar 164; Wittrock 134; Adriani 155 ii/ii.

Sheet Size: 16 1/2 x 12 5/8 inches

Signature: Signed on the stone with the artist’s monogram device lower left.

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