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December 1, 2021

'Margot' — Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec


The artist was 16-17 years old when he painted this oil on canvas in 1881.

He died in 1901 at 36.

Today, at least in the U.S., most people know him as the artist who painted posters for the Moulin Rouge and other Parisian nightclubs.

He's far more than that.

In a 2005 auction at Christie's, La Blanchisseuse, his early (1886-87) painting of a young laundress, sold for $22.4 million and set a new record for the artist for a price at auction.

It remains the highest price ever paid for a work by Toulouse-Lautrec.



"Margot" (in a private collection) in its entirety.

December 1, 2021 at 04:01 PM | Permalink


Wow. La Blanchisseuse could almost be by one of the Dutch masters, or Andrew Wyeth.

Posted by: Luke | Dec 2, 2021 9:35:21 AM

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