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Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, Yvette Guilbert, "Chanson Ancienne’’ (Yvette Guilbert, ‘’Old Song’’), 1898

Artist: Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec (1864 - 1901)
Title:Yvette Guilbert, "Chanson Ancienne’’ (Yvette Guilbert, ‘’Old Song’’), 1898
Medium:Crayon Lithograph Printed in Green
Image:11 1/2 in x 9 1/2 in (29.2 cm x 24.1 cm)
Sheet:13 1/2 in x 10 9/16 in (34.3 cm x 26.8 cm)
Framed:approx. 24 in x 21 in (61cm x 53.3 cm)
Edition:Second state (of 2); from the second edition of 82 impressions; Publishedby the Leicester Galleries of London and printed by the Westminster Press, London.
Signature:Stamped with the artist’s monogram, ‘TL’ in red in the lower left margin.
Condition:This work is in excellent condition.
ID #w-5331

Historical Description

Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec is best known for his renderings of the Paris music hall, many of which are synonymous to the Belle Epoche. This work depicts famed Moulin Rouge singer Yvette Guilbert during a performance. Her head is tilted back and her eyes are closed to emphasize the emotional quality of her song. Lautrec carefully outlines the ruffles of her performance dress to emphasize her femininity. Her face is partly shaded to reflect the dim lighting of the Parisienne dance hall. This work truly brings together the most emblematic artist and singer of a marvelous period in history.

Stamped with the artist’s monogram, ‘TL’ in red in the lower left margin. Second state (of 2); from the second edition of 82 impressions; Published by the Leicester Galleries of London and printed by the Westminster Press, London.

Catalogue Raisonné & COA:
This work 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 final sale of the work).

1. Adriani, Götz. Toulouse Lautrec: The Complete Graphic Works A Catalogue Raisonne, London, 1988. Listed as catalogue raisonné no .255.

2. Wittrock, Wolfgang. Toulouse-Lautrec The Complete Prints, Vol II, New York, 1985. Listed and illustrated as catalogue raisonné no.276.

3. Delteil Loys. H. de Toulouse-Lautrec, seconde partie, Paris, 1920. Listed and illustrated as catalogue raisonné no. 257.

4. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany this work.

About the Framing:
This work is framed to museum-grade, conservation standards, presented in a complimentary moulding and finished with linen-wrapped mats and optical grade Plexiglas.

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