24 June 2004
Théophile-Alexandre Steinlen (1859-1923)
Aux Folies Bergères
signed 'Steinlen' (lower right)
charcoal, coloured crayon and pen and ink on paper
12½ x 9¾ in. (31.9 x 25 cm.)
Executed circa 1894
Stoppenbach & Delestre, London.
Acquired from the above by the present owner.
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The Hague, Ivo Bouwman, Théophile-Alexandre Steinlen, 20 Drawings for 'Gil Blas Illustré', 1892 - 1895, November 1995, no. 20; this exhibition later travelled to London, Stoppenbach & Delestre, November - December 1995.
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Offered to benefit a new scholarship initiative from Bennington College, this work distils the unique form of abstraction for which the artist would become famous
Ahead of the sale of portraits of four different muses, we focus on the women the artist came to depend on so passionately