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Henri De Toulouse-Lautrec (1864-1901)
Henri De Toulouse-Lautrec (1864-1901)

Portrait de femme (Médaillon pour la décoration du salon de la Maison de la rue d'Amboise, Paris)

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Henri De Toulouse-Lautrec (1864-1901)
Portrait de femme (Médaillon pour la décoration du salon de la Maison de la rue d'Amboise, Paris)
oil on canvas, shaped
11 x 9 in. (27.9 x 22.9 cm.)
Painted in 1892
Provenance
M. Farra, Paris.
Henry Lapauze, Paris.
Mme Pomaret, Paris.
M. Marcellin; sale, Hôtel Drouot, Paris, 31 May 1956, lot 26.
Anon. sale, Hôtel Drouot, Paris, 21 June 1978, lot 72.
Private collection (acquired at the above sale).
Private collection (by descent from the above); sale, Christie's, Paris, 3 December 2007, lot 39.
Acquired at the above sale by the present owner.
Literature
G. Coquiot, Lautrec, Paris, 1913, p. 90.
M. Joyant, Lautrec, Paris, 1926, vol. I, pp. 159 and 283 (illustrated, p. 161).
J. Lassaigne, Le goût de notre temps-Lautrec, Paris, 1953, p. 71.
H. Perruchot, La vie de Toulouse-Lautrec, Paris, 1958, p. 192.
M.G. Dortu, Toulouse-Lautrec et son oeuvre, New York, 1971, vol. II, p. 274, no. P. 455 (illustrated, p. 275).
Exhibited
Paris, Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, April-May 1931, no. 85.
Paris, Musée de l'Orangerie des Tuileries, Toulouse-Lautrec, en l'honneur du cinquantième anniversaire de sa mort, May-August 1951, no. 125.

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Lot Essay

In 1892, Toulouse-Lautrec was commissioned to decorate the living room of the Parisian brothel called 'La Maison de la rue d'Amboise.' For this project, the artist painted a series of panels and medallions which would line the walls of the salon. In total there were 18 medallions produced; all, including the present lot, were portraits of the brothel's prostitutes.

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