Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, ‘The Seated Clowness’, 1896, David Tunick, Inc.

Signature: Signed with the artist's monogram, top right; inscribed "Serie No 43" lower right

Publisher: Gustave Pellet, Paris

Delteil 180; Adhémar 201; Wittrock 156, the finished state with all the colors

M. Knoedler & Co., Inc., New York; to
Private collection, U.S.A.

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