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    Sale 5398

    Shipping & Vintage Posters

    3 June 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 232

    TOULOUSE-LAUTREC, HENRI DE (1864-1901)

    CYCLE MICHAEL

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    TOULOUSE-LAUTREC, HENRI DE (1864-1901)
    CYCLE MICHAEL
    lithograph in colours, 1896, condition A-; backed on linen, framed
    35 x 49½in. (89 x 126cm.)


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    Lautrec was an enthusiastic follower of cycling, and created this poster to advertise a new bicycle chain for the Simpson Cycle and Bicycle Chain Company. The poster was not used however, as Lautrec drew the chain incorrectly. Despite this, he still printed an edition aimed at racing fans.

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    Literature

    Adriani, 188
    Delteil, 359
    Wittrock, P25