Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, ‘La Passagère du 54 ou Promenade en yacht (D. 366; Adr. 137; W. P20)’, 1896, Sotheby's

Wittrock's first state of three, signed in black crayon, with the artist's red monogram stamp (Lugt 1338) and inscribed 'no. 28' in pencil by another hand, an impression from the first edition of 50, on imitation Japan paper, framed.

image: 599 by 400 mm 23 1/2 by 15 3/4 in
sheet: 640 by 500 mm 25 1/4 by 19 5/8 in

Family of the artist
Private Collection, France (acquired from the above circa 1930)
Richard Reed Armstrong Fine Art, Chicago
Acquired from the above in January 2000

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