Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, ‘May Milton’, 1895, Christie's

Wittrock's state B (of C), a 2-in. skillfully repaired vertical tear at the upper sheet edge, the upper left sheet corner made-up, reduced slightly at the lower sheet edge, the sheet backed, otherwise generally in good condition, framed
Sheet: 31 5/8 x 24 ¼ in. (803 x 616 mm.)

Deltiel 356; Wittrock P17; Adriani 134

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