Oscar Wilde and Romain Coolus—Program for Raphaël and Salomé

A work made of lithograph on tan wove paper.
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  • A work made of lithograph on tan wove paper.

Date:

1896

Artist:

Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec
French, 1864-1901

About this artwork

The consummate French actress Sarah Bernhardt was slated to play the tragic lead in the premiere of Oscar Wilde’s Salomé in London in 1892, but legal issues shuttered that production. It eventually appeared in its original French in Paris in 1896, while Wilde was in prison for gross indecency. Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec’s program for a double bill of Salomé and Raphaël, by the French playwright Romain Coolus, includes cast lists as well as portraits of the two authors.

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Artist

Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec

Title

Oscar Wilde and Romain Coolus—Program for Raphaël and Salomé

Origin

France

Date

1896

Medium

Lithograph on tan wove paper

Dimensions

303 × 491 mm (image); 329 × 498 mm (sheet)

Credit Line

Gift of Guy Mayer

Reference Number

1950.1390

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