Le Theatre Libre 1897 Color
Lithograph after Toulouse-
Lithograph in colors on wove paper after Toulouse-Lautrec.
A lifetime impression. Artist's monogram transcribed onto the stone lower right.
Transcribed from Lautrec's 1893 work for Le Theatre Libre. The image,
Le Couiffeur (The Hairdresser), was published in the monthly series Les Programmes Illustrees des Theatres et
des Cafe-Concerts, a collection of programs for theatres and cafe concerts. This series was pubished by Ernest Maindron
and printed by Imprimerie Eugene Verneau in Paris.
- Le Theatre Libre -- Le Couiffeur, from the monthly series Les
Programmes Illustrees des Theatres et des Cafe-Concerts
- Year of Publication: 1897
Image size 9-1/2 inches H x 7-1/4 inches W (24 cm x 18 cm)
Sheet size: 12-1/2 inches H x 9-1/2 inches W (32 cm x 24 cm)
Frame size: 20-1/2 inches H x 18 inches W (52 cm x 46 cm)
- Edition size is 1,025. Many of these have not survived in good
condition like this one; many have not survived at all.
Conservation framed in antique olive moulding. Finished with off-white
linen matting and antique olive filet with gold highlights. All materials are archival and museum quality. Set behind a UV-resistant acrylic cover.
This program cover image for Le Theatre
Libre was included in the publication Programmes Illustrees des Theatre et des Café-Concerts. This series
took artwork originally created to advertise theater productions and café concerts and made it more widely available.
The 1893 design was commissioned by Andre Antoine for his Le Theatre Libre (The Free Theater) and used for two plays
Une Faillite (The Bankruptcy) and Le Poet et le Financier (The Poet and the Banker). The lithograph series
was published by Ernest Maindron and printed by Imprimerie Eugene Verneau, in Paris.
Even though this is
a lifetime impression, since artisans at Imprimerie Verneau transcribed the image onto a smaller stone, this is technically
an "after" Lautrec. State with simplified text; separate from actual program cover. This printing is noted in Wolfgang Wittrock, Toulouse-Lautrec:
The Complete Prints, Volume 1, 1985, page 84.
Price is $520 USD. J D Smith
Fine Art will provide a Certificate of Authtenticity to the buyer. Free shipping to North America on this piece. Please contact us for shipping to Europe. Insurance included in shipping.