About this artwork
Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec painted this portrait when he was only 22 years old and still an art student. He used subtle coloring with accents of pink and green and showed his subject, Jeanne Wenz, in full profile, a compositional device often found in Renaissance portraiture. Wenz was the mistress of Frederic Wenz, Toulouse-Lautrec’s fellow student at the painter Fernand Cormon’s studio. She was also the friend of Suzanne Valadon, an artist in her own right and a frequent sitter for Toulouse-Lautrec.
- Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec
- Portrait of Jeanne Wenz
- Oil on canvas
- Inscribed, lower right: HTLautrec
- 80.7 × 59.5 cm (32 × 23 1/4 in.)
- Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Larned Coburn Memorial Collection