Ballade De Noel

Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec
Ballade De Noel

An original Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec Lithograph print.

(Christmas Ballad)


Original lithograph printed in black ink on wove paper.

Signed on the stone with the artist’s monogram device lower right.

A fine impression of Wittrock’s only state, Adriani’s second and final state, printed after the addition of the song sheet text to the stone. From the edition of 100 printed on this paper (there were 20 additional impressions printed in black ink on China paper, and 20 printed in olive-green ink also on China paper, for an overall edition of 140) . One of 14 plates originally published by C. Joubert in the album Melodies de Desire Dihau, Paris, 1896, to illustrate the cover of the song sheet of the same title, lyrics by Jean Richepin, music by Desire Dihau. This impression is plate II from the edition published under the album title Quatorze Lithographies Originales de Toulouse-Lautrec pour Illustrer des Chansons, by H. Lefebvre, Libraire a Paris, 1935 (there was one final edition, an edition of 500 impressions [450 printed in brown-black ink, 50 in olive-green, on Arches wove paper] issued in 1978 A.C. Mazo & Cie., Paris). The stone has since been canceled and is in the collection of the Bibliotheque Nationale, Paris.

Catalog: Delteil 130; Adhemar 159; Wittrock 125; Adriani 146

Sheet Size: 12 3/4 x 9 3/4 inches