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L'Œuvre Napoleon de l’artiste Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec est actuellement en vente chez Gary Bruder Fine Arts.
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Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, Napoleon
 
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TITRE:  Napoleon
ARTISTE:  Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec (French, 1864–1901)
ANNéE DE RéALISATION:  1895
CATéGORIE:  Prints and Multiples
MATéRIEL:  Crayon, brush and spatter lithograph, printed in six colors, key stone printed in olive-green, color stones in pink, red-brown, yellow, blue and black
ÉDITION/LOT DE:  Fom the edition of 100 impressions
MARQUES:  Signed in black crayon lower left, and numbered in pencil lower left by different hand
TAILLE:  h: 59.3 x w: 46 cm / h: 23.3 x w: 18.1 in
STYLE:  Post-Impressionism
PRIX*:  Contact Gallery for Price
GALERIE:  Gary Bruder Fine Arts  +1-917-318-2134  Envoyez un email
DESCRIPTION:  In the summer of 1895 a competition was held by the art-dealers Boussod, Valadon et Cie. for a poster to advertise a biography of Napoleon by William Milligan Sloan, which was to be published in the Century Magazine in New York in 1896. No doubt encouraged by Maurice Joyant, a friend from his youth and director of Boussod and Valadon, Lautrec entered the competition with a coloured design on card Dortu P.573 (Buhrle Collection, Zurich). Although the handling of the motif should actually have appealed to the specially selected jury—the successful society painters Detaille, Gerome and Vibert, and the Napoleon scholar Frederic Masson—the design was not judged worthy of a prize. From the 21 entries, Lucien Metivet, a minor illustrator and former fellow student of Lautrec’s in the Atelier Cormon, won the prize.

The rejection of Lautrec’s work is all the more astonishing since Lautrec, no doubt with the jury in mind, produced a composition in full sympathy with the elevated traditional image of the great man, and aimed to give an accurate representation of the historical facts, even down to the details of the uniform. After vain attempts to sell his design elsewhere, the artist decided to have an edition printed at his own expense.


Condition:
A fine impression.
CATALOGUE(S) EN LIGNE:  Gary Bruder Fine Arts Inventory Catalogue
PUBLICATIONS:  Wittrock 140, Adriani 135, Delteil 358, Adhemar 150
 
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