Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec
An original Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec Lithograph print.
Original lithograph printed in black ink on 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 and final state, printed after the addition of the text to the stone, from the song sheet edition issued in 1901 with the music and lyrics printed on the verso (apart from a few early proof impression printed prior to the addition of the text, and the posthumous edition of approximately 50 with the text removed). Published by Gustave Ondet, Paris; printed by Crevel, Paris.
Catalog: Delteil 334; Adhémar 369; Wittrock 333; Adriani 360 ii/ii
10 11/16 x 13 3/4 inches
Sheet Size: 10 11/16 x 13 3/4 inches
This lithograph was drawn by Lautrec sometime between the end of April and July 15, 1901, during the artist’s last visit to Paris. Désiré Dihau had asked Lautrec, his cousin and friend, now fatally ill, for a title page illustration for this comic song to a text written by P. Valfé.