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    Sale 11966

    Prints & Multiples

    21 September 2016, London, King Street

  • Lot 34

    Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec (1864-1901)

    May Belfort

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    Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec (1864-1901)
    May Belfort
    lithograph in colours, 1895, on wove paper, a rare impression of Wittrock's state Biii (of C), with the printer's address Edw. Ancourt. Paris, the full sheet, the yellow slightly attenuated, the colours otherwise fresh, time-staining, repairs at the upper and left sheet, framed
    Image 795 x 610 mm., Sheet 803 x 620 mm.


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    Commissioned by the Irish-born singer May Belfort, Lautrec designed this poster as a pendant to the poster of Belfort's lover and fellow performer, May Milton (see lot 35).

    Wittrock records only one other impression of this state, with the address of the printer Edward Ancourt and before additional spatter work in the background, in the collection of the Bibliothèque Nationale, Paris.

    Provenance

    Maurice Joyant, Paris (1864-1930); then by descent.
    Acquired from the above by the present owners.


    Saleroom Notice

    Please note the provenance for this lot is:

    Maurice Joyant, Paris (1864-1930); then by descent.
    Acquired from the above by the present owners.


    Literature

    Delteil 354; Adhémar 116; Wittrock P14; Adriani 126