Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec ALS

Lot Number 742
Author Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec

Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec ALS

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Description ALS in French, signed “H. Toulouse-Lautrec,” two pages on two adjoining sheets, 5.25 x 6, on elaborately illustrated Henry Stern Impressions Artistiques letterhead, July 29, 1898. Letter to “Dear Sir,” in full (translated): “I am asking you to establish the print account that we share half, with H. Stern, and give him the money for which he will give you a receipt. I wrote to Mr. Hessille, 13 rue Laffitt, to ask you information about the prints in question.” In fine condition, with a couple slight creases through his last name. By 1898, Toulouse-Lautrec had gained international recognition for his vibrant and gritty representations of the vivacious Monmartre, earning a substantial living primarily from the production of his posters. While he was known to work with a handful of printers, including Auguste Clot, Henry Stern quickly became his favorite, enhancing the work not only with his remarkable colors, but also with the use of finer Japanese papers for particular prints. The two developed a strong partnership that lasted until Toulouse-Lautrec’s death in 1901. An excellent letter marking the important artistic relationship, boasting a striking Henry Stern print.
Estimated Price USD 1,000.00 - 1,500.00
Actual Price USD 13,045.20



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Auction Name Rare Manuscript, Document & Autograph - bidstart 12/19
Sale Number #421
Auction Date January 15, 2014 - January 15, 2014
Sale Name Rare Manuscript, Document & Autograph - bidstart 12/19
Total Lots 1773
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