Henri Toulouse-Lautrec (1864-1901)

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Confetti (Les Affiches Etrangeres) Toulouse-Lautrec. Year: 1897.
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.
This is an Original Vintage Poster; it is not a reproduction. This poster is conservation mounted, linen backed, and in excellent condition.
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The conception and concision of Confetti serve to distinguish Lautrec’s inventiveness from that of Chéret and his other contemporaries, who also treated the popular motif of a pretty smiling girl” (Wagner, pp. 25-26). The Bellas commissioned this poster “to advertise the flecks of paper they sold to replace plaster confetti which, considered too dangerous, had finally been outlawed in Paris in 1892” (Frey, p. 385).

The 16 7/8" x 21 7/8" version is currently 'on sale" in New York for $48,000.