||Excellent condition original 1897 Confetti by Henri de Toulouse Lautrec. Printed by Chaix, Imprimerie, Paris, France. Stone Lithograph. Original plate from Les Affiches Etrangers. Rare. Presented in a museum quality 16 x 20 acid free folder for protection or framing.
Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, whose large, colorful posters were a familiar sight in Paris in the 1890s and remain popular to this day, has become a symbol of the Belle Époque. A man of aristocratic background, he was a constant presence in the popular cafés, concert halls, and brothels of Montmartre as he sought escape from the despair brought on by physical handicaps. He also circulated freely among artists and intellectuals of the day. His poster for La Revue blanche, an adventurous literary magazine, depicts Misia Natanson, the wife of one of the editors and a celebrated muse whose salons he frequented.