Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec
Au Théâtre Libre, Antoine dans 'L'inquiétude'
Delteil 51, Adhémar 55, Adriani 56, Wittrock 41
Printed by Ancourt & Cie., Paris.
Published by L'Escarmouche, Paris.
14 5/8 x 10 3/8 in. (37.2 x 26.3 cm)
A superb and rare impression on vellum paper numbered in pencil, with the artist's red monogram (Lugt 1338). Total edition of 105.
This lithograph appeared in the final issue of the weekly anarchist magazine L'Escarmouche on January 14, 1894. It shows the actors André Antoine and Madame Savelli in the play 'L'inquiétude' ('Anxiety') by Jules Perrin and Claude Couturier that was then performed at the Théâtre Libre.
L'Escarmouche (The Skirmish) was founded by the writer Georges Darien. Toulouse-Lautrec, Édouard Vuillard, Henri-Gabriel Ibels, Louis Anquetin and other artists contributed illustrations. The lithographs were available for sale in separate editions of 100 numbered copies. The magazine had a very short life as it disappeared after only ten issues.
Our impression was exhibited at the exhibition 'Electric Paris' that ran from May 14 to September 4, 2016 at the Bruce Museum, Greenwich, Connecticut.
G. Adriani, 'Toulouse-Lautrec, The Complete Graphic Works, A Catalogue Raisonné', London, 1988.
M. Karasoulas, H. Clayson, 'Electric Paris', Greenwich, Connecticut, 2016.
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