BERCEUSE

Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec
BERCEUSE
Lithograph
1895-96

An original Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec Lithograph print.

(Cradle Song)

1895-96

Original lithograph printed in brown-black ink on wove paper baering the “ARCHES FRANCE” watermark.

Signed on the stone with the artist’s monogram device upper left

A fine impression of Wittrock’s only state, Adriani’s second state of two, printed after the addition of the song sheet text to the stone, from the edition of 450 in this color (there were 50 additional impressions printed in olive-green), numbered in pencil in the margin lower left (apart from the first edition of 1895 without text, the song sheet edition of c. 1895 with text, and the posthumous edition of 1935 also with text). Plate XIII of fourteen from the album Quatorze Lithoghraphies Originales de Toulouse-Lautrec pour Illustrer des Chansons. Published by A.C. Mazo & Cie., Paris, 1978; printed by Atelier Fernand Mourlot, Paris. The stone has since been cancelled and is on deposit at the Cabinet des Estampes at the Bibliotheque Nationale, Paris.

Catalog: Delteil 141; Adhémar 152; Wittrock 136; Adriani 157 ii/ii.

10 1/8 x 7 3/4 inches

Sheet Size: 16 1/2 x 12 5/8 inches