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Toulouse-Lautrec - Chanson Ancien

Toulouse-Lautrec - Chanson Ancien Chanson Ancien
Title Chanson Ancien
Year 1898
Medium Crayon Lithograph Printed in Green
Edition Size 82
English Title Song of the Ancients


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Description: This work depicts famed Moulin Rouge singer Yvette Guilbert during a performance. Her head is tilted back and her eyes are closed to emphasize the emotional quality of her song. Lautrec carefully outlines the ruffles of her performance dress to emphasize her femininity. Her face is partly shaded to reflect the dim lighting of the Parisienne dance hall.

Edition Notes: 350 in 1st edition. 82 in 2nd edition. This images is from the Second state (of 2); from the second edition of 82 impressions; Published by the Leicester Galleries of London and printed by the Westminster Press, London.

Size: 13 1/2 in x 10 9/16 in (34.3 cm x 26.8 cm)

References: 1. Adriani, Götz. Toulouse Lautrec: The Complete Graphic Works A Catalogue Raisonne, London, 1988. Listed as catalogue raisonné no .255. 2. Wittrock, Wolfgang. Toulouse-Lautrec The Complete Prints, Vol II, New York, 1985. Listed and illustrated as catalogue raisonné no.276. 3. Delteil Loys. H. de Toulouse-Lautrec, seconde partie, Paris, 1920. Listed and illustrated as catalogue raisonné no. 257.


Item created by: gdm on 2015-11-13 08:48:27. Last edited by gdm on 2016-01-07 15:36:05

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