Size: 14 x 20.75 inches
Artist: Toulouse-Lautrec, Henri (after)
This poster was produced for an exhibition of prints by Henri Toulouse-Lautrec on display at the Galerie R. G. Michel in 1949 in France. It features one of Lautrec's famous lithographs titled Reine de joie (Engl: Queen of Pleasure) from 1892. It was created for Victor Joze’s erotic novel, Reine de joie: moeurs du demi-monde [Queen of pleasure: the mores of the demi-monde], about a young demi-mondaine who secures a regular allowance, jewellery and an apartment courtesy of a rich banker. Lautrec mockingly represents the couple – the beautiful young courtesan is set in stark contrast to her corpulent older lover.
Poster is unlined and is in good condition with a small rip centre bottom margin (see photo).