Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, ‘Une redoute au Moulin Rouge (A Gala Evening at the Moulin Rouge)’, 1893, Phillips

Image: 11 3/4 x 18 1/2 in. (29.8 x 47 cm)
Sheet: 14 7/8 x 21 5/8 in. (37.8 x 54.9 cm)

With the artist’s red monogram stamp (faded) (Fritz Lugt 1338), numbered ‘No. 3’ in blue crayon (the edition was 50), published and distributed by Edouard Kleinmann (with his blindstamp), less than half the edition have the blindstamp and were numbered, the sheet backed, framed.

From the Catalogue:
Redoute' was the name for a carnival parade and includes two of Lautrec's iconic women, the dancer, La Goulue, and the female clown, Cha-U-Kao, who can be seen riding up front along with other circus performers in fancy dress. The occasion for this gala was the autumn celebration at the Moulin Rouge dance-hall of the Franco-Russian alliance agreed in mid-July 1893.
Courtesy of Phillips

Loys Delteil 65
Götz Adriani 54
Wolfgang Wittrock 42

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