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Original brush and spatter lithograph on wove paper in black ink by Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec. Artist’s monogram (Lugt 1338) on the stone lower left. Titled Une Spectatrice pendant la Chanson de Polin (A spectator watching the singer Polin), this work was published in 1893, as part of a portfolio depicting popular performers in Parisian Cafe Concerts. Polin was a performer who poked fun at the French military in various Parisian Concert Cafes.
This impression comes from the regular edition of 500 on wove paper. (There was also a deluxe edition of 50 on laid Japan paper.) The original portfolio was titled Les Cafe Concerts and contained 11 images by Toulouse-Lautrec and 11 images by another artist Henri Gabriel Ibels. This image was plate 10.
References: Adhemar, Toulouse-Lautrec: His Complete Lithographs and Drypoints, 37; Adriani, Toulouse-Lautrec: The Complete Graphic Works, 25; Wittrock, Toulouse-Lautrec: The Complete Prints, Vol. 1, 27.
– Title: Une Spectatrice pendant la Chanson de Polin
– Artist: Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec (French, 1864-1901)
– Year of publication: 1893
– Image size: 10-3/4 in. H x 7-1/2 in. W (27.3 cm x 19.0 cm)
– Sheet size: 17-1/2 in. H x 12-1/2 in. W (44.4 cm x 31.8 cm)
– Frame size: 23-5/8 in. H x 20-1/4 in. W (60.0 cm x 51.4 cm)
Elegantly framed in wood and gold frame. Finished with linen matte and gold fillet. All materials are acid free and archival quality. Set behind a UV resistant acrylic cover.