Elles (Le Courrier Francais) by Toulousse-Lautrec
Toulouse-Lautrec was a major influencer in the graphic explosion of the 19th century. Known for his posters, fine art lithographs and painting, Lautrec's innovative aesthetic resonated with the spirit of his time and is admired to this day. This lithograph printed in Le Courrier Francais shows the front cover of his influential series of prints titled Elles, reflecting on the everyday lives of the Parisian courtesan. Controversial for its time, Lautrecs images confronted the life of women in the sex industry head on.
Technical Details: Lithograph. Sheet size 13 x 9 inches. Provenance - Le Courrier Francais, 26 April 1896, #17.