• Prints & Multiples auction at Christies

    Sale 11966

    Prints & Multiples

    21 September 2016, London, King Street

  • Lot 41

    Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec (1864-1901)

    Sept pointes sèches

    Price Realised  

    Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec (1864-1901)
    Sept pointes sèches
    the set of seven drypoints, 1898, on Japan paper, fine impressions of the rare first edition, each with the artist's red signature stamp, from the edition of approximately 25 impressions, published posthumously by Manzi, Joyant & Cie, Paris, 1911 (there was also a second edition of 350 published in 1926), the full sheets, with deckle edges on one or two sides, generally in very good condition, lacking the original grey cover
    Sheets 370 x 330 mm. (and similar)
    (7)


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    The subjects of this series include the artists Charles Maurin, Francis Jourdain, Henri Somm; the explorer Viscomte de Brettes, and the wrestler Ville, amongst others.

    Only a few lifetime impressions of three of the plates from this series (W. 242, 243 & 247) are known. The remaining four plates are only available in posthumous impressions. To our knowledge, this very rare complete first set from the first edition is the only example to be offered at auction within the last thirty years.

    Wittrock records nine complete sets in public collections.





    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 2-8; Adhémar 275-281; Wittrock 241-247; Adriani 242-248