|Movement & Style:
||Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec
Rijksstraatweg 8 A
2121 AE Bennebroek
Editions: From the suite ‘Elles’, total edition size 100 copies, signed in the plate with Lautrecs monogram, this copy numbered 16 in pen, with the monogram stamp of the editor Gustave Pellet, on paper with the watermark ‘Pellet Lautrec’.
‘Elles’ (‘Them’) refers to the prostitutes Lautrec often lived with for weeks, portraying them during their daily routines. The Elles suite consists of 10 lithographs, but not many suites have survived complete, most sets wer broken up and the prints sold individually. It is now considered as a highlight in graphic art, which was at its peak in Paris around 1895.
Fun fact: another edition of this exact lithograph is part of the Van Gogh Museum collection!