La Revue Blanche, "Maitres de l'Affiche" plate 82


Genre: Maitres de L'Affiche
Genre 2: Literary
Artist: Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec
Year Printed: 1895
Artwork Created: 1897
Size: 11.25" x 15.75"
Country of Poster: France
Printer: Chaix (Paris, France)
Restoration Detail: Restored
Condition: Linen Backed
Grade: Very Fine
Condition Detail: This poster has some staining at edge of sheet. Grade is based on pre-restoration condition, see image for more details. This poster has been professionally linen backed. Beautifully framed, the size listed is the framed sized. Additional shipping cha
Additional Information: Original lithographic poster printed in colors, Toulouse-Lautrec was one of the most celebrated artists of the late 19th century. He was commissioned by "La Revue Blanche", the successful art and literary journal, to design their annual poster. Understanding the role of celebrities in marketing, he features the well-known, redheaded socialite, Misia Natanson to elevate the status of the journal. Misia is the wife of the journal's co-editor and the darling of Paris' avant-garde intellectuals, writers, and artists. She is only partially shown, a frequent device of Toulouse-Lautrec, but this time he dares to show someone skating without ever showing the skates. Misia, richly garbed, is seen gliding across the unseen ice; the skating motion implied by the diagonal line of the coat, punctuated by the polka dots and confirmed by the placement of her arms. Many people consider this to be his strongest individual work.

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