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    Sale 5398

    Shipping & Vintage Posters

    3 June 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 230

    TOULOUSE-LAUTREC, HENRI DE (1864-1901)

    LE PHOTOGRAPHE SESCAU

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    TOULOUSE-LAUTREC, HENRI DE (1864-1901)
    LE PHOTOGRAPHE SESCAU
    lithograph in colours, 1896, condition A-; backed on japan, framed
    23½ x 30½in. (60 x 78cm.)


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    This image is understood to be the first lithographic representation of photography. It was commissioned by a friend of Toulouse-Lautrec, Paul Sescau, to advertise his services as a photographer. Sescau was known to try and seduce his models, and so Toulouse-Lautrec humourously depicts the female figure leaving the room in horror.

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    Literature

    Adriani, 60
    Delteil, 353
    Wittrock, P22