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Artist: Toulouse-Lautrec French (1864-1901)
Plate: AL.TL.1
Title: Reine de Joie
Description: Condition A. Original lithograph plate from "Les Affiches Illustrees" series,
limited printing of 1025. Printed by
Imprimere Chaix, Paris, 1896.
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: temporarily out of stock

(Like many of my most sought after images I am usually able to locate this for clients. email me for a price estimate, Greg) To Request

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 Spectator, 49)

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.

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