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Cycle Michael

A work made of brush lithograph in olive green on tan wove paper.
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  • A work made of brush lithograph in olive green on tan wove paper.




Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec
French, 1864-1901

About this artwork

Lautrec was an enthusiastic fan of sporting events, emphasizing the late 19th-century French bicycling fervor in two posters (see 2015.278). Both were meant to advertise a new bicycle part to a ready audience of some half-million riders. However, the artist’s subtle preliminary version seen here was rejected, and the lithograph was never produced in more than one color. Instead Lautrec personally funded an edition of 200 monochrome impressions.


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Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec


Cycle Michael


France (Artist's nationality:)

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Brush lithograph in olive green on tan wove paper


Image: 83.5 × 115 cm (32 7/8 × 45 5/16 in.); Sheet, sight: 88 × 126.5 cm (34 11/16 × 49 13/16 in.)

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Mr. and Mrs. Carter H. Harrison Collection

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