Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec

1864–1901

Biography

Archibald Standish Hartrick, ‘Toulouse-Lautrec’ c.1933
Archibald Standish Hartrick
Toulouse-Lautrec c.1933

Henri Marie Raymond de Toulouse-Lautrec-Monfa (24 November 1864 – 9 September 1901), also known as Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec (French: [ɑ̃ʁi də tuluz lotʁɛk]), was a French painter, printmaker, draughtsman, caricaturist and illustrator whose immersion in the colourful and theatrical life of Paris in the late 19th century allowed him to produce a collection of enticing, elegant and provocative images of the modern, sometimes decadent, affairs of those times. Toulouse-Lautrec is among the best-known painters of the Post-Impressionist period, with Cézanne, Van Gogh and Gauguin. In a 2005 auction at Christie's auction house, La Blanchisseuse, his early painting of a young laundress, sold for US$22.4 million and set a new record for the artist for a price at auction.

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Artworks

Artist as subject

Prunella Clough Diary

18 November 1944–27 February 1947

Penwith Society of Arts (Cornwall, UK), recipient: Ithell Colquhoun Penwith Society of Arts first exhibition catalogue

1949

Features

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Fin de Siècle

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A drink among friends Degas, Sickert and Toulouse-Lautrec II

The British-born fin-de-siècle bohemian Charles Conder arrived in Paris in 1890, where he soon discovered a fondness for Absinthe. The ...

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The drink that fuelled a nation's art Degas, Sickert and Toulouse-Lautrec

The Green Goddess haunted a nation and fuelled its art, including that of Degas, Sickert and Toulouse-Lautrec.

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