LE DIVAN JAPONAIS (DELTEIL 341; ADRIANI 8; WITTROCK P11)
Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec

LE DIVAN JAPONAIS (DELTEIL 341; ADRIANI 8; WITTROCK P11)

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LE DIVAN JAPONAIS (DELTEIL 341; ADRIANI 8; WITTROCK P11)
LE DIVAN JAPONAIS (DELTEIL 341; ADRIANI 8; WITTROCK P11)
LE DIVAN JAPONAIS (DELTEIL 341; ADRIANI 8; WITTROCK P11)
LE DIVAN JAPONAIS (DELTEIL 341; ADRIANI 8; WITTROCK P11)
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Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec

LE DIVAN JAPONAIS (DELTEIL 341; ADRIANI 8; WITTROCK P11)

Estimate:

15,000 - 25,000 USD

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Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec

Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec

LE DIVAN JAPONAIS (DELTEIL 341; ADRIANI 8; WITTROCK P11)

LE DIVAN JAPONAIS (DELTEIL 341; ADRIANI 8; WITTROCK P11)

Estimate:

15,000 - 25,000 USD

Lot sold:

35,280

USD

Description

HENRI DE TOULOUSE-LAUTREC

1864 - 1901

LE DIVAN JAPONAIS (DELTEIL 341; ADRIANI 8; WITTROCK P11)


Lithograph printed in colors, 1893, on linen-backed wove paper, printed by Ancourt, commissioned by Ed. Fournier, Paris, framed

sheet: 806 by 610 mm 31¾ by 24 in

Condition report

With the margin at left, the print is in good condition except the sheet slightly trimmed. The sheet slightly darkened overall and the colors very slightly attenuated. Damp-stain at center of the sheet visible to the left of the woman. A 1 3/4 inch repaired tear in the woman's dress. A few scuffs in the black dress and very slight white residue in lower right of the sheet.


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Provenance

Isselbacher Gallery, New York
Acquired from the above by the present owner, 1975

Exhibited

Memphis, Tennessee, The Dixon Gallery and Gardens, Toulouse-Lautrec: The Guardsmark Collection, September-October, 1989, no. 7, p. 24, illustrated in color p. 25  

Catalogue note

Édouard Fournier commissioned Lautrec to create Divan Japonais for the Spring 1893 opening of his small cabaret in the Montmartre district of Paris, which had recently been decorated with lanterns and mock bamboo in the fashionable Japanese style. Although the poster includes Lautrec's first depiction of the singer Yvette Guilbert, who is recognizable due to her trademark black gloves, she is relegated to the upper left corner and shown only from the neck down. The audience rather than the performer take center stage in the composition and Lautrec’s inclusion of his friends, the celebrated actress, singer and dancer, Jane Avril, and the art critic Edouard Dujardin, as the center of the composition is not only an advertisement of the elevated style and mood of the cabaret but also an endorsement of Lautrec’s art itself.