An original lithograph printed in brown-black ink on wove paper bearing the “ARCHES FRANCE” watermark. Signed on the stone with the artist’s monogram device lower left.
This is a fine impression of Wittrock’s only state rinted after the addition of the song sheet text to the stone, from the edition of 450 in this color (there were 50 additional impressions printed in olive-green), numbered “147/450” in pencil in the margin lower left (apart from the first edition of 1895 without text, the song sheet edition of c. 1895 with text, and the posthumous edition of 1935 also with text). Plate I of fourteen from the album Quatorze Lithoghraphies An originales de Toulouse-Lautrec pour Illustrer des Chansons. Published by A.C. Mazo Cie., Paris, 1978; printed by Atelier Fernand Mourlot, Paris. The stone has since been cancelled and is on deposit at the Cabinet des Estampes at the Bibliotheque Nationale, Paris. Catalogue reference: Delteil 129; Adhémar 158; Wittrock 124; Adriani 145 ii/ii.
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