Sale: 374 / Modern Art, Dec. 04. 2010 in Munich Lot 27

 
Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec - Au Moulin Rouge, la Goulue et sa soeur

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Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec
Au Moulin Rouge, la Goulue et sa soeur, 1892.
Lithograph in colours
Estimate:
€ 35,000 / $ 38,500
Sold:
€ 43,920 / $ 48.312

(incl. 22% surcharge)
Lot description
Lithograph in colors
Adriani 6 II (of II). Wittrock 1 II (of II). Signed, with stamped number "41" as well as with printer's stamp "Chromo - Lithographie EDW. ANCOURT & Cie PARIS 83 Faubourg St. Denis". Monogrammed and signed in the stone. Copy 41 of 100. On light creme wove paper. 45,5 x 34,5 cm (17,9 x 13,5 in)Sheet: 55,8 x 43,7 cm (21,9 x 17,2 in).

One of the first lithographs in colors that Toulouse-Lautrec made, at the same time showing all technical intricacies the innovative artist employed to create his graphic works. On the one hand it is the monochrome color surfaces that are deliberately placed to contrast those surfaces that carry drawn structure, visible in this case on the basis skirts of the two ladies in the foreground. By means of a splash technique in which the same color is applied once more in a condensed form, Toulouse-Lautrec attained shades that are nuances to the full tones. Last but not least it is his boldness in handling colors, for instance the red of the hair or the yellow of the boxes. Both colors are clear and conscious contrasts to the black areas of the people’s dresses. At the beginning of a comprehensive graphic ½uvre that Henri Toulouse-Lautrec left behind, this lithograph in colors is an eloquent document for the technical mastery of the artist who had such a significant and delightful influence on French graphic art of the late 19\up5 th century. [KD].

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Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec
Au Moulin Rouge, la Goulue et sa soeur, 1892.
Lithograph in colours
Estimate:
€ 35,000 / $ 38,500
Sold:
€ 43,920 / $ 48.312

(incl. 22% surcharge)