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.

Date:

1896

Artist:

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 the two posters in this gallery (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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Artist

Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec

Title

Cycle Michael

Origin

France

Date

1896

Medium

Brush lithograph in olive green on tan wove paper

Dimensions

835 × 1,150 mm (image); 880 × 1,265 mm (sheet, sight)

Credit Line

Mr. and Mrs. Carter H. Harrison Collection

Reference Number

1949.1026

Extended information about this artwork

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