Toulouse-Lautrec Aux Varietes Lithograph

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Aux Varietes: Mademoiselle Lender
et Brasseur Original Lithograph
by Toulouse-Lautrec
Framed and Matted in Acid-Free Materials Signed and Numbered in Pencil by
the Artist. Monogram Stamped in Red
by the Artist.
Aux Varietes Original Signed Lithograph by Toulouse_Lautrec Aux Varietes Lithograph by Toulouse-Lautrec Framed and Matted Stamp Signed Using Red Monogram, Hand Signed and Hand Numbered in Pencil
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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
French English Translation
Monogram Signed in the Plate. Text Written in the Plate by the Artist Est elle grusse?
oui
Est elle ici?
oui oui oui !!!
C est vous !!!!!!
Is she fat?
Yes
Is she here?
Yes Yes Yes!!!
You are her!!!!!!
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