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293
Toulouse-Lautrec, Henri de
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293
Toulouse-Lautrec, Henri de
Estimate
3,0005,000
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Toulouse-Lautrec, Henri de
Autograph letter signed ("T-Lautrec"), in French, 3 pages on bifolium (7 x 4 3/8 in.; 177 x 111 mm), (Paris, 26 October 1893), to Gustave Geffroy; autograph envelope.
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Catalogue Note

A rendez-vous with Suzanne Valadon and Gustave Geffroy. In this letter to journalist and critic Gustave Geffroy (1855–1926), Toulouse-Lautrec reminds Geffroy that they are meeting painter and artists' model Suzanne Valadon (1865–1938) at the art dealer Goupil & Cie. on the afternoon of the following Tuesday. He proposes that they then go to the large billiard room at the Grand Café (presumably the Grand Café Parisien in the Blvd. Saint-Martin, celebrated for its vast billiard room).

The year after this letter was written, Lautrec and Geffroy published their celebrated Yvette Guilbert, a portfolio of sixteen lithographs with text by Geffroy. Valadon posed often for Lautrec and is the subject of some of his finest paintings and lithographs. She was a fine (if somewhat neglected) painter in her own right and was also the mother of painter Maurice Utrillo. 

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