Artist: Toulouse-Lautrec French (1864-1901)
Title: May Milton
Plate: TL. 18
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 1895) sold for $ 27,600 US, Poster Auctions International, N.Y. Lot 678, Nov. 2000.
"There was nothing to hold the attention in her pale, almost clownlike face, but her agility, her purely English choreographic skill, acquired in the spectacular English pantomimes which abound in troupes of dancing girls, were at the time revolutionary... Jane Avril earnestly took upon herself the tutelage of May Milton. In spite of her support and Lautrec's poster (which was allegedly prepared for an American tour which never materialized) May Milton appeared at the Rue Fontaine for only one winter. Nothing is known of where she had been born or of what became of her. Her fame is entirely due to Lautrec" (Dortu p.113, 115)
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.