Moulin Rouge, La Goulue by Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, Japon lithograph, 1896
Stone lithograph of Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec’s Moulin Rouge, La Goulue, published by Imprimerie Chaix, also known for publishing the works of Belle Epoque master Jules Chéret. This world-class example of lithography captures superior resolution and color-richness to that of its large-format counterpart. This work comes from the extremely scarce edition of 25 strikes on Imperial Japon paper, a mulberry bark-based stock inspired by the smooth-surfaced papers used in Japanese printmaking. Japon paper allows inks to rest upon its surface rather than being absorbed by a more permeable paper stock. A very limited fraction of the edition are estimated to have survived to date.
Paper measures 8 1/2 x 12 7/16 inches. Exceptional condition commensurate with age. Image pristine and will frame beautifully. This artwork is presented in archival rag mat and arrives accompanied by a certificate of authenticity.
Notable museum collections containing this work include: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York (large-format version), Museum of Modern Art, New York City (one of a few known proofs), Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam (large-format version), National Gallery of Australia (large-format version), and more.
Notable museum collections featuring works by Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec include: Musée d'Orsay, Paris; Louvre Museum Database, Paris; Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City; Museum of Modern Art, New York City; Guggenheim Museum, New York City; Musée Toulouse-Lautrec, France; Art Institute of Chicago; Norton Simon Museum, California; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; Detroit Institute of Arts, Michigan; Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington D.C.; Hermitage Museum, Russia; and more.