Reine de Joie by Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, Antique lithograph, 1896
Lithograph of Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec’s Reine de Joie (Queen of Pleasure), an advertisement for a novel by Victor Joze which depicted prostitution and other elements of risqué nightlife in Montmartre.
The rare, small format poster lithographs created at this time were printed using rich, dense, lead inks. This edition was published in a limited edition by Imprimerie Chaix, the printing house known for publishing the works of Belle Epoque master Jules Chéret.
Paper measures approximately 8 11/16 x 11 1/4 inches. Exceptional condition commensurate with age. Clean, no foxing or burning. 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: Museum of Modern Art, New York (73.1961) (large-format version), The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York (49.55.164) (Smaller-format edition), Princeton University Art Museum (x1964-23) (large-format version)
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.