Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec

Description: “ORIGINAL LITHOGRAPHIE IN ACHT FARBEN VON H. DE TOULOUSE-LAUTREC. PAN 1 3” as typographic imprint in lower margin. Published in the art magazine Pan, voI. I, no. 3, Berlin 1895. Impression of the fourth state for the Pan edition with 1,211 proofs.
Dimensions: 36.1 x 27.3 cm
Artist or Maker: Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec
Medium: Colour lithograph on smooth paper
Date: 1895

Henri Marie Raymond de Toulouse-Lautrec-Monfa (24 November 1864 – 9 September 1901), also known as Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, was a French painter, printmaker, draughtsman, caricaturist, and illustrator whose immersion in the colourful and theatrical life of Paris in the late 19th century allowed him to produce a collection of enticing, elegant, and provocative images of the modern, sometimes decadent, affairs of those times.

Toulouse-Lautrec is among the best-known painters of the Post-Impressionist period, with Paul Cézanne, Vincent van Gogh, and Paul Gauguin.

In a 2005 auction at Christie’s auction house, La Blanchisseuse, his early painting of a young laundress, sold for US$22.4 million and set a new record for the artist for a price at auction.

n his less-than-20-year career, Toulouse-Lautrec created:

737 canvased paintings
275 watercolours
363 prints and posters
5,084 drawings
some ceramic and stained-glass work
an unknown number of lost works