Original lithograph from the "Das Moderne Plakat" series, View entire collection(50) Printed by Verlag von Gerhard Kuhtmann, Dresden, 1897. From the rare Deluxe edition printed on Japon paper of only 40 copies. Presented in 16 x 20 in. acid free, archival museum mat, with framing labels. Ready to frame. Shipped boxed flat. Certificate of Authenticity.
Sheet Size: 8 1/4 in x 11 1/4 in 21 cm x 29 cm
$1100.00 Rare Deluxe edition of only 40 Copies
Full size sold for $ 31,200 US Poster Auctions International, N.Y. Nov 2012.
From the rare Deluxe edition printed on Japon of only 40 copies The deluxe edition of 40 on Japon paper was more valuable as the printing was on a higher quality textured paper which gives the images warmer and enhanced colours.
Preliminary sketch for poster
"This design advertised the fortnightly 'La Revue Blanche' avant-garde artistic and literary periodical that was founded in Belgium in 1889 by the Natanson brothers and moved to Paris when they did. There, they were among the first to recognize Toulouse-Lautrec's unconventional genius, and freely published his drawings in the magazine. They also became friends socially, and the artist became a frequent participant in the intimate gatherings at the home of one of the brothers, Thadee Natanson, whose wife Misia enjoyed the company of stimulating intellectuals, artists, and writers. It is Misa we see in this poster, and her rather unusual stance is explained by the fact that she is actually on skates. As one of the movers and shakers among the literary set, Misia was the most emancipated women of her generation. Toulouse-Lautrec, who could be mercilessly scathing, pays her homage with an entirely sympathetic portrayal." (Gold p.68)
Misia Natansan in studio with Lautrec
"Many people feel (this poster) is (Toulouse-Lautrec's) strongest individual work" (Frey)
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