Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, W.H.B. Sands, éditeur, 1898

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Artist: Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec (1864 - 1901)
Title: W.H.B. Sands, éditeur, 1898
Reference: Wittrock 247; Adriani 245
Medium: Drypoint etching on Japan paper
Sheet Size: 14 9/16 in x 9 1/16 in (37cm x 23 cm)
Framed Size: 25 5/8 in x 19 1/2 in (65.1 cm x 49.5 cm)
Edition: From the 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.
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ID # W-5815

Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec W.H.B. Sands, éditeur, 1898 shows a profile made out of whispery lines, which strike delicately across the page. Groupings of long, mostly straight lines make up the slight hair still on Sands’ head, as well as his beard, mustache, and eyebrows. Many lines are moving diagonally from the upper left to the lower right, which influences the way that our eyes move across the paper. The man looks serious, and Toulouse-Lautrec gives us a sense of his character through a rather compositionally simple portrait. W.H.B Sands was Touslous-Lautrec’s English publisher, and commissioned a few albums of lithographs from him during their association.

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 W.H.B. Sands, éditeur, 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. 245

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. 247

4. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany this artwork.

About the Framing:

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

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