An original lithograph printed in two colors (olive-green, red) on wove paper. Hand-signed in pencil in the margin lower right T-Lautrec, also signed on the stone with the artist’s monogram device lower right. This is a superb impression of Wittrock’s third and final state, Adriani’s third state of four printed after the mouth of the female figure in the foreground was added in a separate color, From the edition of 100 (50 of which were issued separately as publications artistiques in 1894, and 50 of which were issued in Album de la revue blanche in 1895). Published by La revue blanche, Paris, 1894-95.Literature regarding this artwork: T. Donson/M. Griepp, Great Lithographs by Toulouse-Lautrec, Dover Publications, Inc., New York, 1982, no. 24 (ill.).The Album de la revue blanche, in which this lithograph was issued in 1895, also contained lithographs by the following artists: Pierre Bonnard, Cottet, Maurice Denis, Henri-Gabriel Ibels, Paul Elie, Ranson, Odilon Redon, Jozef Rippi-Ronaï, Ker-Xavier Roussel, Paul Sérusier, Felix Vallotton, and Eduard Vuillard.Catalog: Delteil 64; Adhémar 42; Wittrock 61 iii/iii; Adriani 62 iii/iv.
This work is part of a carefully curated selection by noted fine art expert Jennifer McCloskey, who was formerly affiliated with Doyle Gallery in New York and is now based in San Francisco.