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    Sale 1897

    Prints And Multiples

    30 - 31 October 2007, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 456

    HENRI DE TOULOUSE-LAUTREC

    Reine de Joie (D. 342; W. P3; Adr. 5)

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    HENRI DE TOULOUSE-LAUTREC
    Reine de Joie (D. 342; W. P3; Adr. 5)
    lithograph in colors, 1892, on two joined sheets of wove paper, a trial proof (i of iii) before the edition, with margins, pale light-staining, the colors slightly attenuated, minor surface soiling and handling creases throughout, a 16½-in. horizontal crease at lower left (associated ink losses, touched-in), several touched-in losses and tears (various sizes), occasional paper loss and creasing at the sheet edges (touched-in), laid down to canvas, framed
    L. 49 x 36¼ in. (1245 x 921 mm.)
    S. 57 3/8 x 38¾ in. (1448 x 984 mm.)


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    This is a rare early proof of Toulouse-Lautrec's iconic image, lacking the olive-green key stone (Wittrock states that two such proofs are known, there are also two other proofs including alternating halves of the key stone). The present lot is printed in yellow, orange, and black.