Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec (1864 - 1901)

Amazone et tonneau

Amazon and Carriage
    Lithograph printed on superior Vélin paper, 448/750
  • Printed by Mourlot Frères, Paris, and André Thiry, Brittany, published by Librairie Gründ, Paris, 1948
36 × 52.6 cm
Current location
Basil & Elise Goulandris Foundation, Athens
Floor -1 (temporary exhibition "Memories Steeped in Dream")
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In 1948 a selection of twelve engraved works by Toulouse-Lautrec was published in Paris. The themes portrayed drew on the painter’s favourite ones during the last decade of the 19thcentury: the cabarets, with their singers, dancers and actresses; the brothels; the horse races; Napoleon. Among the works chosen is also the one presented here: “Amazon and Barrel”.

This lithograph, a work being a real tribute to Edgar Degas, was printed in 1898. It is the only lithograph of the series distinguished by its absolutely spontaneous aspect, clearly inspired by a pencil drawing made in front of the subject.



Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec
(1864 - 1901)
First Name
Henri Marie Raymond
Last Name
de Toulouse-Lautrec-Monfa
Albi, France, 1864
Saint-André-du-Bois, France, 1901