Lot 663: La Revue Blanche 1895
30 October 2016
New York, NY, USALive Auction
Description: Artist: HENRI DE TOULOUSE-LAUTREC (1864-1901) Size: 35 x 50 in./89 x 127 cm Imp. Edw. Ancourt, Paris "This official poster for La Revue Blanche is considered by many to be Lautrec's strongest individual work. In it, using a combination of economical line and implied movement, large flat areas of color and carefully observed detail, he shows Misia Natanson, wife of the magazine's editor, Thadee Natanson, ice-skaing at the Palais de Glace, an ice rink opened at the Rond-Point des Chams Elysses by Jules Roques in 1894. The entire poster is like a little joke, as if Lautrec were amusing himself by proving that he could show an ice-skater without ever showing her skates" (Frey, p. 408).
Condition Report: A. Framed.
Dimensions: 35 x 50 in./89 x 127 cm
Artist or Maker: HENRI DE TOULOUSE-LAUTREC (1864-1901)