HENRI de TOULOUSE LAUTREC 1st Ed Woman in Bed Lithograph DEUX FEMMES
Henri de Toulouse Lautrec, France, 1864 - 1901, Deux Femmes, Limited Edition Lithograph, 1081/1250. Hand Numbered in pencil.
Signature In Plate, with the traditional Toulouse-Lautrec Monogram , Paris, France, 1969. First Edition, with original blindstamp, Toulouse Lautrec Circle Lithograph, by Mourlot after Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, Michel Melot Hand made wove paper with TL watermark.
Frame: 24"(h) x 28.25"(w), Lithograph: approx. 15.5"(h) x 20.5"(w)
Tipped in Fine Giltwood frame.
We now know this dynamic piece to be a dual portrait of two of Lautrec's favorite models, the "clownesse" and noted performer Cha-U-Kao, who performed at the Moulin Rouge and Cirque Nouveau, and the dancer known as Gabrielle, the two of whom happen to have been lovers.