Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec "Woman in a corset - Conquest of passage. (Pl. Of the suite Elles)" Lithograph
"Woman in a corset - Conquest of passage. (Pl. Of the suite Elles)" by Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec. Though very technically capturing a scene in motion, perhaps what is most striking about this arresting piece by Lautrec is the resolute, peaceful sense of still that exudes from the picture plane. A woman, half enshrouded in her discarded garments, stands tall with her back to the viewer, her strong arms gracefully following what appears to be a familiar but elegant ritual of redressing. A male form, identifiable as a patron of the brothel by his top hat, can be found fading into the furnishings of the room, his erect posture and carefully non-descript features solidifying his position as background in the composition.
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Item #: ML-20137
Artist: Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec
Dimensions: 20.75" height, 15.75" width (Framed 28.5" height, 23.75" width)
Materials: Lithograph paper, Giltwood gesso frame
Signed: "G. Pellet" and "T. Lautrec" with the stamp of the monogram exceptionally printed in blue, numbered (83) in pencil by the publisher G. Pellet then stamped by him ( Lugt 1193).
Literature: Delteil 188, Wittrock 164, Adriani 180, Adhémar 209