NAPOLEON (D. 358; ADR. 135; W. 140)
Henri de Toulouse-LautrecNAPOLEON (D. 358; ADR. 135; W. 140)
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Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec

NAPOLEON (D. 358; ADR. 135; W. 140)

Estimate: 60,000 - 80,000 USD

Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec

NAPOLEON (D. 358; ADR. 135; W. 140)

Estimate: 60,000 - 80,000 USD
Lot sold:56,700USD
(1 bid, reserve met)

Description

HENRI DE TOULOUSE-LAUTREC

1864 - 1901

NAPOLEON (D. 358; ADR. 135; W. 140)


Lithograph printed in colors, 1895, signed in black crayon and numbered 'No 47' in pencil, on wove paper, printed by Ancourt, Paris, framed

image: 593 by 460 mm 23⅜ by 18⅛ in

sheet: 616 by 474 mm 24¼ by 18⅝ in

Condition report

The print is in good condition except the sheet edges slightly trimmed and with a few tiny tears and minor creases. The yellow is slightly attenuated and the sheet is skillfully backed with Japan.


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Provenance

Isselbacher Gallery, New York
Acquired from the above by the present owner, 1981

Exhibited

Memphis, Tennessee, The Dixon Gallery and Gardens, Toulouse-Lautrec: The Guardsmark Collection, September-October, 1989, no. 25, p. 44, illustrated; also illustrated in color p. 7

Catalogue note

An 1895 competition in search of an image to promote a forthcoming biography of Napoleon yielded Lautrec’s portrayal of the famed general. Despite taking great strides toward historic accuracy he felt certain would gain favor with the judges, Lautrec’s submission was not selected. Subsequent efforts on his part to attract editorial attention to the composition were unsuccessful and eventually, Lautrec himself paid for the image to be printed. Though better remembered for publicizing characters notorious in the theater rather than famous on the political stage, this lithograph emphasizes Lautrec’s inimitable skill at animating noteworthy figures in their cultural landscape.