Artist: Toulouse-Lautrec French (1864-1901)
Title: Le Pendu, The Hanged Man
Plate: TL. 2
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 version (printed 1895) sold for $ 8,400 US Sotheby's, N.Y. Lot 21, March 2001 (2nd state, one of only thirty printed, Rare).
"This drawing of a hanged man was prepared to advertise a novel, 'Les Dramas de Toulouse' (by A. Siegel), serialized in the Toulouse-based newspaper, La Depeche (commissioned by it's it's director Arthur Huc). It was first printed in 1892 and placed in the middle of a text-filled poster, the lettering having been added by another artist. Then in 1895, with Lautrec's popularity on the ascendance, the publisher brought out this special, limited edition (30) for collectors"(Rennert, PAI-XI,418B)
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.