About This Artwork

Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec
French, 1864-1901

Portrait of Jeanne Wenz, 1886

Oil on canvas
80.7 x 59.5 cm (32 x 23 1/4 in.)
Inscribed, lower right: HTLautrec

Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Larned Coburn Memorial Collection, 1941.824

Unknown Bull. XXXVI (1942) 49

Exhibition, Publication and Ownership Histories

Exhibition History

Paris, Galerie Manzi, Joyant, Exposition rétrospective de l’oeuvre de H. de Toulouse-Lautrec (1864-1901), June 15-July 11, 1914, no. 73.

Pittsburgh, Carnegie Institute, Paintings, Drawings, Prints, and Posters by Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, 1864-1901, March 6-April 20, 1947, no. 12.

Des Moines, Des Moines Art Center, 19th and 20th Century European and American Art: The Opening Exhibition of the New Des Moines Art Center, June-July 1948, no. 112.

Saginaw, Mich., Saginaw Museum, Exhibition of Nineteenth Century French Painting at the Saginaw Museum, December 19, 1948-January 9, 1949, no. 29.

Richmond, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Paintings by the Impressionists and Post-Impressionists, October 20-November 19, 1950, no cat.

Philadelphia, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Toulouse-Lautrec. Exhibition organized in collaboration with the Albi Museum, October 29-December 11, 1955; Art Institute of Chicago, January 2-February 15, 1956, no. 9

New York, Museum of Modern Art, Toulouse-Lautrec: Paintings, Drawings, Posters and Lithographs, March 20-May 6, 1956, no. 4.

New York, Wildenstein and Co., Inc., Loan Exhibition: Toulouse-Lautrec. For the benefit of the Citizens’ Committee for Children of New York, Inc., February 7-March 14, 1964, no. 10.

Vienna, Österreichisches Museum für Angewandte Kunst, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, 1864-1901, June-July 1966, no. 7.

Baltimore, Baltimore Museum of Art, From El Greco to Pollock: Early and Late Works by European and American Artists, October 22-December 8, 1968, no. 85.

Omaha, Nebraska, Joslyn Art Museum, Mary Cassatt Among the Impressionists, April 10-June 1, 1969, no. 47.

Chicago, Art Institute of Chicago, European Portraits 1600-1900 in the Art Institute of Chicago, July 8-September 11, 1978, no. 19.

Chicago, Art Institute of Chicago, Toulouse-Lautrec: Paintings, October 4-December 2, 1979, no. 27.

Albi, Musée Toulouse-Lautrec, Trésors Impressionnistes du Musée de Chicago, June 27-August 31, 1980, no. 37.

Tokyo, The Seibu Museum of Art, The Impressionist Tradition: Masterpieces from the Art Institute of Chicago, October 18-December 17, 1985; Fukuoka, Fukuoka Art Museum, January 5-February 2, 1986; Kyoto, Kyoto Municipal Museum of Art, March 4-April 13, 1986, no. 46.

Leningrad (now Saint Petersburg), State Hermitage Museum, Ot Delakrua do Matissa: Shedevry frantsuzskoi zhivopisi XIX–nachala XX veka, iz Muzeia Metropoliten v N’iu-Iorke i Khudozhestvennogo Instituta v Chikago [From Delacroix to Matisse: Masterpieces of French Painting of the Nineteenth to the Beginning of the Twentieth Century from the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, and the Art Institute of Chicago], March 15–May 16, 1988; Moscow, Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts, May 30–July 30, 1988, no. 30.

Nagaoka, Niigata Kenritsu Kindai Bijutsukan (Niigata Prefectural Museum of Modern Art), Masterworks of Modern Western Art from the Art Institute of Chicago, April 20-May 29, 1994; Nagoya, Aichi Prefectural Museum of Art, June 10-July 24, 1994, Yokohama, Yokohama Museum, August 6-September 25, 1994, no. 11.

Cambridge, Mass., Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University, Three Women: Early Portraits by Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, April 6-July 21, 2002, no cat. no.

Publication History

Maurice Joyant, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, 1864-1901, peintre (Paris: H. Floury, 1926), p. 261.

Paul Eymieux, “Les Ventes,” L’Art Vivant (July 1, 1926), p. 519 (ill.).

Georges Charensol, “Les Ventes,” L’Amour de l’Art 7 (1926), p. 252.

“Les Ventes,” Le Bulletin de l’Art, no. 731 (1926), p. 266.

Gustave Coquiot, “L’art d’aujourd’hui: une collection,” La Renaissance de l’art français et des industries de luxe, 9, 5 (1926), p. 276 (ill.).

Maurice Joyant, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, 1864-1901, vol. II, (New York: Arno Press, 1927), p. 8.

Dorothy Odenheimer, “An Early Work by Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec,” Bulletin of the Art Institute of Chicago, 36, 4 (1942), pp. 49-51, cover (ill.).

Dorothy Bridaham, Toulouse-Lautrec in the Art Institute of Chicago (Zurich: 1954), pl. 3.

Art Institute of Chicago, An Illustrated Guide to the Collections of the Art Institute of Chicago (Chicago: Art Institute of Chicago, 1956), p. 36.

Henri Perruchot, La Vie de Toulouse-Lautrec (Paris: 1958), p. 122, no. 1.

François Daulte, “Plus vrai que nature,” L’Oeil, no. 70 (1960), p. 54 (ill.).

Art Institute of Chicago, Paintings in the Art Institute of Chicago. A Catalogue of the Picture Collection (Chicago, 1961), pp. 286 (ill.), 453.

Philippe Huisman and Madeleine Grillaert Dortu, Lautrec by Lautrec (New York: Viking Press, 1964), p. 60 (ill.).

Fritz Novotny, Toulouse-Lautrec (New York: Phaidon, 1969), p. 45, pl. 10.

Madeleine Grillaert Dortu, Toulouse-Lautrec et son oeuvre, vol. 2 (New York: Collectors Editions, 1971), no. 264 (ill.).

Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, Lettres 1871-1901 (Paris: Éditions Gallimard, 1972), p. 111.

Giorgio Caproni, L’opera completa di Toulouse-Lautrec (Milan: Rizzoli Editore, 1977), pp. 98-9, no. 183 (ill.).

Charles F. Stuckey with the assistance of Naomi E. Maurer, Toulouse-Lautrec: Paintings (Chicago: Art Institute of Chicago, 1979), pp. 110-1, no. 27 (ill.).

Richard R. Brettell, Post-Impressionists (Chicago: The Art Institute of Chicago; New York: Harry N. Abrams, Inc., 1987), pp. 10 (ill.), 11, 119.

Emil G. Bührle, The Passionate Eye. Impressionist and Other Master Paintings from the Collection of Emil G. Bührle (Zurich and Munich: Artemis Verlag, 1990), under no. 66.

Claire and José Frèches, Toulouse-Lautrec. Les lumières de la nuit (Paris: Découvertes Gallimard, 1991, and subsequent editions), pp. 33, 35 (ill.), 169.

Hayward Gallery and Galeries nationales du Grand Palais, Toulouse-Lautrec (Paris: Réunion des musées nationaux, 1992), p. 153, fig. d.

Richard Thomson, “Toulouse-Lautrec, Arthur Huc et le ‘Néo-Réalisme’” in Actes du Colloque Toulouse-Lautrec (Albi: 1992), p. 120.

Emmanuelle Roqué, “La collection toulousaine d’Arthur Huc” in J.-R. Gaborit, Mécènes et Collectionneurs. Lyon et le Midi de la France. (Paris: Éditions du CTHS, 1999), p. 157.

Ownership History

Given by the artist to Arthur-Paul Huc, Toulouse [see Roqué 1999]. Paul Rosenberg, Paris, by 1912 [see Dortu 1971]. Pierre Decourcelle, Paris, by at least 1914 [lent by him to Paris 1914]; sold, Hôtel Drouot, Paris, June 16, 1926, no. 78, for 63,000 francs, to Jerome Stonborough [according to annotated copy of the Decourcelle sale catalogue in the library of the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.; copy in curatorial file]; Jerome Stonborough (died 1938), New York; his estate sale, Parke-Bernet Galleries, New York, October 17, 1940, no. 70; Paul Rosenberg and Co., New York, 1940 [according to letter of May 5, 1977, from Alexandre Rosenberg, who stated that the firm acquired the painting on 17 November [sic], 1940, from the estate of Stonborough]; sold to the Art Institute of Chicago, October 3, 1941.




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