Henri De Toulouse-Lautrec
Henri De Toulouse-Lautrec, 1864-1901
L'Anglais au Moulin Rouge. The Englishman at the Moulin Rouge.
Original lithograph in colours. 1892. Signed in pencil. Numbered (48) in pencil. From the edition of 100 impressions. Signed and with the monogram in the stone. Drawn and printed at the studio of Ancourt, Paris 1892. Issued by Boussod Valadon et Cie, Paris 1892. Impression with exceptionally strong colours.
Provenance: Private Collection. USA.
William Weston Gallery.
Collection Joe R. and Terry Long. USA
Ref: Wittrock - Toulouse Lautrec The Complete Prints no 2. Adriani no 7.
Superb impression with brilliant colours. On pale cream laid paper. Excellent condition; some very slight signs of mottling from old mount hinges in the margins; 15mm repaired tear in the outer left margin. Good probably full margins. Sheet: 585 x 445mm. Image: 473 x 374 mm.
'L'Anglais au Moulin Rouge' is one of the absolutely greatest works by Toulouse-Lautrec in his favourite medium of the colour lithograph. It dates from the earliest period of his work in this medium, using the bold stylised forms and colours which he was to adapt for his famous posters. However this work was conceived and drawn as a work in itself not as a poster and a part of its importance is the exceptionally large scale. It is extremely rare to find an impression with the quality of colour and the undamaged condition of this example.
Toulouse Lautrec was one of the very greatest all-time masters of the art of the lithograph, and especially of the colour lithograph. He had an extraordinary ability to translate social observation into artistic imagery. He captured not only the essence of an era but also the timeless individuality of the poses and inter-relationships of people in social situations.
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