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Original crayon, brush, and spatter lithograph in black ink on wove paper by Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec from 1893. Titled Aux Varietes: Mademoiselle Lender et Brasseur this work shows the actors Marcelle Lender and Albert Brasseur on stage performing. (This was Marcelle Lender’s first appearance.) From the second state of 100 impressions, this lithograph also contains five lines of text written by the artist. The lithograph is signed in the plate with Lautrec’s monogram, hand stamped in red with Lautrec’s monogram, hand numbered (No. 66) in pencil, and hand signed in pencil lower left. This combination of mongrams and hand-signed number/signature is rare among Lautrec’s graphic works.
References: Jean Adhemar, Toulouse-Lautrec: His complete lithographs and drypoints, 44; Gotz Adriani, Toulouse-Lautrec: The Complete Graphic Works, 46; Wolfgang Wittrock, Toulouse-Lautrec: The Complete Prints, 31.
– Title: Aux Varietes: Mademoiselle Lender et Brasseur
– Artist: Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec (French, 1864-1901)
– Year of publication: 1893
– Sheet size: 14-7/8 inches H x 11 inches W (38 cm H x 28 cm W)
– Image size: 13 inches H x 10-3/4 inches W (33 cm H x 27.3 cm W)
– Frame size: 25 inches H x 21 inches W (63.5 cm H x 53.3 cm W)
Excellent condition. No evidence of significant fading to the black ink, red ink stamp, or pencil. Two small flecks of paper pulp aged to brown on Brasseur’s lower arm. Small 1/8-inch strip of older mounting tape back side top edge.
Elegantly framed in black wood molding with red highlights that complement the hand stamped monogram. Finished with off-white linen matte and black inner matte outlining the image. All materials are acid free. Set behind a UV-resistant acrylic cover.
|Dialogue from the Lithograph
and Monogram Drawn in the Plate
|Est elle grusse?
Est elle ici?
oui oui oui !!!
C est vous !!!!!!
|Is she fat?
Is she here?
Yes Yes Yes!!!
You are her!!!!!!
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