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Yvette Guilbert
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Yvette Guilbert


Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec (1864-1901)

Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec (1864-1901)


Width: 22.3 cm (sheet); Height: 25.3 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
Lautrec portrayed Yvette Guilbert more often than any other of the Parisian café-concert singers, featuring her in an album of lithographs dedicated to her. Well-known for her ribald songs, Guilbert was famous also for her tall, slim silhouette and long black gloves, carefully chosen, as she wrote in her memoirs, to exaggerate ‘my slightness of my arms, lending elegance also to my shoulders and the carriage of my neck, so long and slender.’ Her meticulously contrived appearance is perfectly described in this print. (Permanent collection label)

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

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