Prints & Photography Online Auction

September 21, 2017

LOT 118

Lot 118

Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec (1864–1901)

Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec (1864–1901)
Lot 118 Details
Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec (1864–1901), French


Colour lithographic poster; signed with initials in the plate lower left , signed and dated “93” in the plate bottom centre. Printed by Chaix, Paris. Published by Jardin de Paris.
Sheet 32.2" x 23.4" — 81.9 x 59.5 cm.

Estimate $1,000-$1,500

Realised: $2,000
Price Includes Buyer's Premium ?

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Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec (1864–1901)
  • Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec (1864–1901)

Private Collection, Toronto


No artist captured the underbelly of nocturnal life in fin-de-siècle Paris better than Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec. Framed beautifully by a shaded cellist’s handle, Jane Avril, 1893 takes you to the energetic spirit and secret world of the Moulin Rouge. The lingering perspective of a vast stage, with its starlette, Avril demonstrating her signature “cancan” moves offers a fascinating contrast between private and public worlds. Avril was a close friend of the artist, and commissioned this poster to advertise her upcoming show at the Jardin de Paris. The print is comprised of several layers of subdued tones appropriate for this time: black, orange, yellow and green, demonstrating the artist’s mastery of the printmaking process.


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LOT 118

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  • 5 Stars: Excellent - No discernable damage, flaws or imperfections
  • 4 Stars: Very Good - Minor flaws or imperfections visible only under close inspection using specialised instruments or black light
  • 3 Stars: Good - Minor flaws visible upon inspection under standard lighting
  • 2 Stars: Fair - Exhibits flaws or damage that may draw the eye under standard lighting
  • 1 Star: Poor - Flaws or damage immediately apparent under standard lighting (examples: missing components, rips, broken glass, damaged surfaces, etc.)

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