About this artwork
Here Lautrec depicted his favorite printmaker, Père Cotelle, pulling on the lever of the star wheel, which moved the lithographic stone through the press.
Over sketched lines, Lautrec determined the exact placement of the machine and its operator, simplifying their forms in the process. Set at a dynamic angle to the viewer, these elements would help draw attention to the figure of Jane Avril in the finished image.
Currently Off View
- Prints and Drawings
- Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec
- Charcoal, with colored crayons, on tan wove paper
- Not signed
- 509 × 348 mm
- Mr. and Mrs. Carter H. Harrison Collection