On This Day: Toulouse-Lautrec

Posted on Sep 9, 2013 in Contemporary Art, On This Day

On This Day: September 9, 1901 Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec died in France at the age of 36.  On March 28, 1896 Toulouse-Lautrec’s piece Chocolat Dansant Dans Un Bar was published in ‘Le Rire’, the most successful of all the ‘Journal Humoristique’, published in France during the Belle Époque (1871-1914). ‘Le Rire’ was published as an illustrated satirical weekly, from October 1894 to well into the 1950’s. Toulouse-Lautrec, was Le Rire’s most well known contributor. He created ten color and seven black and white drawings during the first three years of publication.


Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, Chocolat Dansant Dans Un Bar,1896, Color Lithograph, 11 1/2 x 9”



Mr. Toulouse, Paints Mr. Lautrec, Circa 1891, photograph by Maurice Guibert



Toulouse- Lautrec  working on Painting ‘At the Moulin Rouge: The Dance’ 1890

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