Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, ‘Jane Avril’, 1893, Christie's

Wittrock's state B (of C), from the first edition (of two), published by E. Kleinmann, Paris, the full sheet, the orange and yellow slightly attenuated (as is common), mat staining, a vertical crease extending through the central subject (with associated minor losses), a ½ x 2 ¼-in. loss at the upper right sheet edge, the sheet backed, framed
Sheet: 51 x 36 7/8 in. (1295 x 937 mm.)

Deltiel 345; Wittrock P6; Adriani 11

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