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Woman sleeping - waking up


Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec (1864-1901)

Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec (1864-1901)

Pellet, Gustav

Lithograph: bistre ink

Height: 40.5 cm (sheet); Width: 52.5 cm (sheet);

Inscription, inscribed, signed in the stone, recto & lower right:
initials in monogram, encircled H T-L

Acquisition (source, method, date)
Courtauld, Samuel; gift; 1935

About this work
This print was included in Elles, one of Lautrec’s major series of lithographs, in which he depicted the intimate world of Parisian prostitutes going about their daily lives. The relative luxury of this woman’s surroundings, however, suggest that she is a rich man’s mistress rather than a prostitute. The image was sketched directly on the stone in lithographic crayon giving it the quality of a drawing. Lautrec’s muted colour and flowing line enhance the sensual subject matter. (Permanent collection label)

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Copyright: © The Samuel Courtauld Trust, The Courtauld Gallery, London

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