Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, Francis Jourdain, 1898

Artist: Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec (1864 - 1901)
Title:Francis Jourdain, 1898
Reference:Wittrock 243, Adriani 244
Medium:Drypoint etching on Japan paper
Image Size:6 3/4 in x 4 in (17.1 cm x 10.2 cm)
Sheet Size:14 9/16 in x 9 1/16 in (37cm x 23 cm)
Framed Size:21 3/4 in x 19 in (55.2 cm x 48.2 cm)
Edition:1911 edition of 15 known impressions.
Signature:This work contains the Toulouse-Lautrec red monogram stamp (Lugt 1338) in the lower right.
Condition:This work is in excellent condition.
ID #W-5811

Historical Description

Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec Francis Jourdain, 1898 is a three-quarters view portrait of the artist, architect, and designer Francis Jourdain. With light lines, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec details a subtle and beautiful eye, that although it is almost too faint to make out, reaches through to become lifelike on the paper. Toulouse-Lautrec had an amazing talent for using simple linear techniques to create deeply expressive and delicate facial features. His lines are also full of soft movement, which brings life to the portrait. This is an exquisite example of Toulouse-Lautrec’s ability, a wondrous example of the etching medium and the detail one can extract from it.

Created in 1898, this drypoint etching on zinc on Japan paper is stamped with Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec’s (Albi, 1864 – Château Malrôme, 1901) monogram ‘TL’ in red in the lower right margin. From the edition of around 25 known impressions, 15 of which are numbered. Published by Manzi, Joyant, & Cie, Paris in 1911.

Catalogue Raisonné & COA:

Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec Francis Jourdain, 1898 is fully documented and referenced in the below catalogue raisonnés and texts (copies will be enclosed as added documentation with the invoices that will accompany the sale of the work).

1. Adriani, Götz. Toulouse-Lautrec: The Complete Graphic Works – A Catalogue Raisonné. London: Royal Academy of Arts, 1988. Listed and illustrated as catalogue raisonné no. 244

2. Lugt, F. (1988). Les marques de collections de dessins & d’estampes. Alan Wofsy Fine Arts: San Francisco. Henri Toulouse-Lautrec’s stamp listed and illustrated as catalogue raisonné no. 1338 on pg. 240.

3. Wittrock, Wolfgang. Toulouse-Lautrec: The Complete Prints. London: Sotheby’s Publications, 1985. Listed and illustrated as catalogue raisonné no. 243

4. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany this artwork.

About the Framing:

Framed to museum-grade, conservation standards Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec Francis Jourdain, 1898 is presented in a complementary moulding and finished with silk-wrapped mats and optical grade Plexiglas.

Subject Matter: Under $15k Portrait