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HENRI DE TOULOUSE-LAUTREC (1864-1901)
PROPERTY OF HEIRS OF FRANZ KOENIGS
HENRI DE TOULOUSE-LAUTREC (1864-1901)

Au Bar Picton, rue Scribe

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HENRI DE TOULOUSE-LAUTREC (1864-1901)
Au Bar Picton, rue Scribe
lithograph in brown-black, on wove paper, 1896, a fine impression from the edition of 25, with wide margins, scattered pinpoint foxing in the upper and left margins, otherwise in very good condition, framed
Image: 11 ¾ x 9 ½ in. (298 x 240 mm.)
Sheet: 17 ½ x 13 in. (445 x 330 mm.)
Provenance
Franz Wilhelm Koenigs (1881-1941), Haarlem.
Acquired by the above circa 1900-1920 (according to the family); thence by descent to the present owners.
Literature
Delteil 173; Adhémar 195; Wittrock 170; Adriani 138

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The Cosmopolitan American Bar was located in the neighbourhood of the Madeleine at 4 rue Scribe beneath the Grand Hôtel. One of the many watering holes frequented by the artist, the proprietor, Achille Picton, insisted on addressing Lautrec with the artistocratic sobriquet 'Monsieur le Vicomte Marquis', much to the bohemian painter's amusement.
Of the edition of 25, Wittrock cites nine impressions in public collections. According to our records only three examples have been offered in the last three decades.

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