Reine de Joie

A work made of color lithograph on tan wove paper.
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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

Indicative of the troubled relations between the upper-class and working-class inhabitants of Paris, Reine de joie displays Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec’s artistic daring and interest in social commentary. Intended to promote a novel of the same title by Victor Joze, the lithograph comprises bold expanses of color illustrating a scene in which the two main characters have reached an agreement about the nature of their relationship. The man, a well-known banker, has agreed to offer the woman access to his wealth in return for nothing more than her company. This scenario provides an interesting twist on the usual transactions that took place between wealthy men and their lower-class female counterparts.

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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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