Size: 9.5 x 13 inches (image), 16.25 x 19.25 inches (framed)
Artist: Toulouse-Lautrec, Henri
From a catalog raisonne printed in 1950 by the prestigious Ateliers Mourlot in Paris.
Henri de Toulouse Lautrec was slight in stature, incredibly off-beat in nature, and prodigiously talented in the production of lithographs, paintings, posters and other artworks. Within less than 40 years (b. 1864- d. 1901), Lautrec created an unforgettable body of work that continues to inspire, to confound, and to captivate collectors the world over. His immersion in the colorful and theatrical life of the fin de siecle Paris yielded an oeuvre of exciting, elegant, and provocative images of the modern and sometimes decadent life of those times. Toulouse-Lautrec is known as one the greatest artists of the post-impressionist period. In a 2005 auction at Christie's auction house, a new record was set when "La Blanchisseuse," an early painting of a young laundress, sold for $22.4 million U.S.
In 1950 Mourlot, the noted French print house issued a Lautrec catalog raisonné which captured the color, the movement and the excitement of Lautrec's original posters. This piece is from that 1950 catalog raisonné and has been beautifully and archival framing. Ready to hang.