Toulouse-Lautrec - The Seated Clowness

The Seated Clowness
Title The Seated Clowness
Year 1896
Medium Lithograph printed in five colors on wove paper
Edition Size 100
Series Elles

Description: The success of Toulouse-Lautrec's posters advertising Parisian cabarets such as the Moulin Rouge led him to produce deluxe editions of prints of Montmartre's performers, such as this one of the clown and dancer Cha-u-Kao. These lithographs were intended to appeal to fans and print collectors alike. Unlike Lautrec's other images that feature Cha-u-Kao performing, this one captures her off stage in a moment of quiet repose. Her frank pose and almost weary expression suggest we are glimpsing the person behind the persona

Size: 20 7/16 x 15 3/4 in. (51.9 x 40 cm)

References: Wittrock 156

Item created by: Jan on 2015-11-13 09:27:38. Last edited by gdm on 2015-11-13 09:40:43

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