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Charcoal, pastel, and black chalk, with stumping, touches of colored pencil, and incising, on off-white wove paper
Signed recto, lower left: "T-Lautrec"
21.7 × 31.6 cm (8 9/16 × 12 1/2 in.)
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. B. E. Bensinger
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Arsène Alexandre, Le Figaro Illustré 145 (April 1902), p. 12 (ill.).
Manzi-Joyant (1902), p. 12 (ill.).
Theodore Duret, Lautrec (Paris, 1920), pp. 69-70.
Gustave Coquiot, Toulouse-Lautrec (1921), p. 82.
Maurice Joyant, Lautrec, 2 vols. (Paris, 1926-7) I: 223-226, II:145 and 238, no. 4
Maurice Joyant, Lautrec II (Paris, 1927), no. 4 (Ill.).
Au cirque, dix-sept Dessins aux Crayons de Couleur, II (Paris, 1932), no. 11 (ill.).
Mac Orlon, Lautrec (1934), pp. 156 and 163.
Gerstle Mack, Toulouse-Lautrec (1938), pp. 219 and 333.
Edouard Julien, Dessins de Lautrec (1942), p. 12.
Walter Kern, Lautrec (1948), p. 16.
Mariie Henraux, Henri de Toulous-Lautrec, dessinateur (1948), p. 9.
M. G. Dortu, L’étrange Toulouse-Lautrec (1951), p. 6.
Francis Jourdain and Jean Adhémar, Toulouse-Lautrec (1952), p. 55.
Lacques Lassaigne Le gout de notre temps—Lautrec (1953), p. 104.
Landolt, Toulouse-Lautrec (1955), no. 29.
Douglas Cooper, H. de Toulouse-Lautrec (1958), p. 44.
Henri Perruchot, La vie de Toulouse-Lautrec (1958), pp. 314 and 320.
Edouard Julien, Lautrec (Paris, 1959), p. 53.
François Jourdain, Toulouse-Lautrec, p. 52 (ill.).
M.G. Dortu, Toulouse-Lautrec et Son Oeuvre 6 (New York, 1971), pp. 872-873, no. D. 4.554 (ill.).
Harold Joachim and Sandra Haller Olsen, French Drawings and Sketchbooks of the Nineteenth Century (Chicago, 1978-1979), no. 6A6.
The Art Institute of Chicago, Degas in The Art Institute of Chicago, exh. cat. (Chicago, 1984), p. 103, fig. 45-1.
Paris, Musée des Arts Decoratifs, “Exposition H. de Toulouse-Lautrec,” April 9-May 17, 1931, p. 91, cat. 275.
Paris, Galerie Charpentier, “Scènes et figures parisiennes,” 1943, no. 217, 218, or 219, as Le Cirque.
London, Matthiesen Gallery, “Toulouse-Lautrec,” May 18-June 30, 1951, cat. 63.
The Art Institute of Chicago, “Paintings by Toulouse-Lautrec,” October 4-December 2, 1979, checklist 86.
The Art Institute of Chicago, “Great Drawings from The Art Institute of Chicago: The Harold Joachim Years 1958-1983,” July 24-September 30, 1985, pp. 168-169, cat. 77 (ill.), cat. by Martha Tedeschi.
The Art Institute of Chicago, “The Broad Spectrum: Color on Paper, Past and Present,” September 12–October 31, 1999, hors. cat.
Washington, D.C., National Gallery of Art, and The Art Institute of Chicago, Toulouse-Lautrec and Monmartre, 2005, p. 247, fig. 269; shown in Washington, D.C., The National Gallery of Art, March 20-June 12, 2005, and The Art Institute of Chicago, July 16-October 10, 2005.
Vienna, Albertina, “Impressionism: Pastels, Watercolors, Drawings”, February 9 - May 13, 2012, p. 277, 286, pl. 176, cat. by Christopher Lloyd.
Estate of the artist [stamp recto, lower right, in red ink; Lugt 1338]. Maurice Joyant (1864-1930), Paris, before 1931 [Paris 1931]. M. G. Dortu (died 1984), Paris, by 1931 [Paris 1931]. Maurice Loncle, Paris, by July 1949 [letter from Carl Schniewind to Carter Harrison of July 20, 1949, in curatorial file]. Alexandrine de Rothschild (died 1965), Paris [Joachim 1978]. Norton Simon (1907-1993), Pasadena, Calif. [Joachim 1978]. Sold by E. V. Thaw and Company, New York, to the Art Institute, 1972.
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