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Le Fou

Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec
Le Fou
Lithograph
1895-96

An original Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec Lithograph print.

(The Madman)

1895-96

Original lithograph printed in brown-black ink on Arches wove paper

Signed on the stone with the artist’s monogram device lower 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 IV 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 132; Adhémar 163; Wittrock 127; Adriani 148 ii/ii.

9 7/8 x 6 3/4 inches

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

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