Moulin-Rouge by Toulouse- 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 famous poster lithograph which took Paris by storm was commissioned by Zidler, the owner of the Moulin Rouge and was exhibited at the Salon des Independants in1892 along with seven paintings of La Goulue.
This very rare work is a full size offset lithograph printed in the 1950's in Paris (personally collected by the US ambassador to France at the time) and shows in full detail the stone lithography alignment markers. The large scale of this work gives the viewer a full understanding of how impressive the poster lithographs appeared on the streets of Paris at the end of the 19th century. This work is a significant entry level investment piece.
Technical Details: Color Offset Lithograph. Sheet size 59 x 36 inches. Printed in Paris. Provenance - personal collection US ambassador to France, 1955.