Artist: Toulouse-Lautrec French (1864-1901)
Title: Reine de Joie par Victor Joze
Plate: TL. 4
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 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 Spectator 49)
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.