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Toulouse-Lautrec Posters and Prints

Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec (French, 1864–1901), Divan Japonais (detail), 1893, crayon, brush, spatter, and transferred screen lithograph in four colors on wove paper, gift of Irene and Howard Stein, 2020.83.

The High’s holdings of nearly fifty works by French artist Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec (1864–1901) include many of his iconic posters and a complete set of the Elles portfolio. The twelve lithographs in that portfolio were luxuriously printed and published in an edition of one hundred in April 1896 and offer a glimpse of life inside a brothel through expressive images of women engaged in quiet moments rather than erotic activities.