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Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec

Jane Avril , 1899

lithography

22 x 14 7/8

$35,000 - $70,000

Allinson Gallery, Inc.

Storrs, CT

860-429-2322 - land line

About

Brush lithograph printed in four colours from three stones. Delteil 367, Adhémar 323, Adriani 354.iii, Wittrock P29 B. Provenance: Far Gallery, New York; estate of Anna Eleanor Roosevelt (née Braman) Grasso, Essex, Connecticut. Mounted on Green's Lens Tissue Japanese paper. The red is attenuated; the other colors are bright. A three-inch professionally-repaired diagonal tear just to the left of the skirt; the lower right-hand corner repaired. With name of the printer, 'H. Stern, Paris'. Titled, dated and monogrammed in the stone.

Jane Avril travelled in a circle of artists and writers. Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec was captivated by her, and created several images of the young dancer, who commissioned this lithograph. It was never published in a large edition; hence it is described as 'uncommon'.

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