Full size (printed in1892) sold for $ 75,500 US Sotheby's, N.Y. Lot
41, March 2001.
"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 gentlemen
at their side combine to make a statement full of wit and irony,
as well as profound insight"(Wine
During the 1960s the renowned French printer, Mourlot Freres, printed
this superb series "Les Affiches de Toulouse-Lautrec"
for collectors. They are reduced lithographic versions of Lautrec's
most famous works. They are truly the most beautiful printing we
have been able to find in this size format.
As vintage printings of Lautrec's work, in all formats, reach high
prices, this mid-century printing offers a superb alternative at
a reasonable price that will only appreciate in value.