Artist: Toulouse-Lautrec French (1864-1901)
Plate: TL. 25
Lithograph from "Les Affiches de Toulouse-Lautrec" series.
Printed by Mourlot Freres, Paris, 1967.
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.
Sheet Size: 10 1/2 in x 14 1/2 in 27 cm x 37 cm
Full size (printed in 1896) sold for $ 9,600 US, Sotheby's, N.Y. Lot 137, March 2001.
"This poster advertised the illustrated art review titled 'L'Aube' (The Dawn), which started publishing in May of 1896. It is early dawn and two dramatic rays of light from the street lamp reveal a driver muffled against the morning's damp chill, as a beleaguered peasant woman pushes a dustcart along a steep street. Lautrec conveys a wonderful light and atmosphere through the same splattered turquoise ink as he employed in Le Tocsin" (San Diego Museum of Art)
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.