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Cover for the first album of L'Estampe originale

A work made of color lithograph on ivory wove paper.
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  • A work made of color lithograph on ivory wove paper.

Date:

1893

Artist:

Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec (French, 1864-1901)
printed by Imprimerie Edward Ancourt
published by L’Estampe originale (French, 1893-1895)

About this artwork

New developments in printing techniques resulted in an explosion of color lithography in the 1890s, and lithogra- phers like Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec regularly collaborated with professional printing workshops to improve consistency and efficiency in their production. Color lithography was used both for posters and for smaller prints or portfolios that could be purchased by a growing market of middle-class private collectors. Toulouse-Lautrec designed this cover for the first issue of L’Estampe originale, a quarterly portfolio that included prints by the era’s leading artists. The cover depicts the fashionable Jane Avril examining a print at the Ancourt printing workshop, where the older Père Cotelle, Toulouse-Lautrec’s trusted printer, operates the press.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Prints and Drawings

Artist

Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec

Title

Cover for the first album of L'Estampe originale

Origin

France

Date

1893

Medium

Color lithograph on ivory wove paper

Dimensions

566 × 650 mm (image); 585 × 835 mm (sheet)

Credit Line

The Charles F. Glore Collection

Reference Number

1932.1326

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