Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, ‘MISS MAY BELFORT EN CHEVEUX (Miss May Belfort with her Hair Down)’, 1895, Christopher-Clark Fine Art

Series: A superb impression of Wittrock and Adriani’s only state of this extremely rare lithograph from the edition of only 15 in this color (there were 15 additional impressions printed in olive-green, for an overall edition of 30, at least 16 of which are accounted for in public collections worldwide according to Wolfgang Wittrock in his 1985 catalogue raisonné).

Signature: Stamp-signed with the artist’s monogram device (Lugt 1338) in red ink in the margin lower right (faint).

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

Solo Shows

2017
Washington,
Toulouse-Lautrec Illustrates the Belle Époque
2014
Rue Royale Fine Art, 
Las Vegas,
Fin de siècle, le Moulin Rouge
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