French (1864-1901) |
|Title: Reine de Joie |
Condition A. Original lithograph plate
from "Les Affiches Illustrees"
limited printing of 1025. Printed by
Imprimere Chaix, Paris,
Presented in 16 x 20 in. acid free, archival museum mat, with framing
labels. Ready to frame. Shipped boxed flat via Fedex.
Certificate of Authenticity.
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|Affiches Sheet Size:||8 3/4 in
x 12 1/4 in|
| ||22 cm x 31 cm|
|Price: $1950.00 USD
Full size sold for $ 31,000 US
Poster Auctions International, N.Y. Nov 2011.
"Of all the posters advertising
a publication, 'La Reine de Joie' is surely one of the most delightful. The book,
'Queen of Pleasure' deals with a girl of easy virtue, and Toulouse-Lautrec chooses
to depict her doing what she does best, bestowing her questionable favors on a
well-heeled heel. His oily satisfaction,her professional polish, and even the
jaded nonchalance of the uninvolved gentleman at their side combine to make a
statement full of wit and irony, as well as profound insight... (A) controversy
swirled around the novel at the time. The lecher, in the book, is a Jewish banker
named Baron Rosenfeld; it is hardly surprising that the real Jewish banker Baron
Rothschild had more than a faint notion that the offensive character was supposed
to represent him, and he made every effort to suppress the publication" (Wine
This version is from "Das Moderne Plakat " the German
publication included 52 colour plates by the great poster artist's of the day.
Printed by Verlag von Gerhard Kuhtmann, Dresden, 1897.