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Reine de Joie

A work made of color lithograph on tan wove paper.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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

Date:

1892

Artist:

Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec (French, 1864-1901)
Victor Jose (French, 19th-20th century)

About this artwork

This colorful poster publicized French author Victor Joze’s controversial novel Reine de joie (Queen of joy), which follows a young courtesan in Paris who convinces the wealthy Jewish banker Baron de Rosenfeld to compensate her with his money in exchange for her company.  The fictional Rosenfeld was loosely based on the real Baron de Rothschild, andJoze played up anti-Semitic stereotypes of the 1890s that characterized Jewish bankers as greedy, dishonest, and unrefined.  The book and poster inspired protests by Rosenfeld and his friends, who tore the posters off the walls of Paris’s many bookshops.  

On View

Prints and Drawings, Gallery 243

Artist

Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec

Title

Reine de Joie

Origin

France

Date

1892

Medium

Color lithograph on tan wove paper

Dimensions

1,362 × 930 mm (image); 1,438 × 990 mm (sheets as pieced, sight)

Credit Line

The Charles Deering Collection

Reference Number

1927.6114

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