Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, ‘SARAH BERNHARDT’, 1898, Christopher-Clark Fine Art

Series: A fine impression of the only state from the second edition of 40 (apart from the first edition of 400 published sometime between 1901 and 1906). One of thirteen plates issued in the album Treize Lithographies par H. de Toulouse-Lautrec / Tirage Spécial pour Les XX, published by and for the members of the Société de XX, circa 1913

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