Le crocodile, Menu

A work made of lithograph on cream wove paper.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of lithograph on cream wove paper.

Date:

1896

Artist:

Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec
French, 1864-1901

About this artwork

In November 1896 Lautrec visited Château de Blois with friends, where they discussed Marie de Medici, the 17th-century French queen who was exiled to Blois by her son Louis XIII before later making a daring night escape. This tale inspired Lautrec’s menu, in which his friends masquerade as Marie and her rescuer. A puzzling crocodile and a bespectacled ghostly apparition also appear, only heightening the scene’s mystery. In a rare act of self-portraiture, Lautrec observes from below.

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Artist

Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec

Title

Le crocodile, Menu

Origin

France

Date

1896

Medium

Lithograph on cream wove paper

Dimensions

323 × 223 mm (image); 561 × 382 mm (sheet)

Credit Line

The Charles F. Glore Collection

Reference Number

1927.903

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