17 September 2009
Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec (1864-1901)
Couverture de L'Estampe originale (D. 127; Adr. 129; W. 96)
lithograph in olive and beige, 1895, on wove paper, signed and inscribed passe in black crayon (the signature possibly re-inforced in places), an unrecorded trial proof aside from the edition of one hundred (Wittrock calls for two trial proofs and one other proof inscribed passe in the collection of the Musée Toulouse-Lautrec, Albi), with the usual central fold, laid on linen, some time-staining, minor creasing with associated abrasions and minor paper losses in the right margin, a small split in the left image, occasional pale foxing
S. 587 x 835 mm.
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We are grateful to Wolfgang Wittrock, Berlin, for confirming the authenticity of the signature on the basis of photographic evidence.
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