The celebrated French artist Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec (1864–1901) created works that epitomize the theatricality, elegance, and decadence of late-19th-century Paris. This beautifully illustrated book features a selection of Toulouse-Lautrec’s drawings, paintings, and posters, and more than 90 prints, some of which have never previously been published. The works cover the entirety of Toulouse-Lautrec’s career, beginning with a drawing completed when he was just 16 years old. The stunning images are accompanied by essays that explore Toulouse-Lautrec’s life in Paris and the people and places represented in his art, as well as the distinguishing characteristics of this particular selection of artworks. In addition, the catalogue includes a chronology of the artist’s life and a full checklist with scientific and technical analysis of the works. Encompassing a range from Toulouse-Lautrec’s most well-known and iconic prints and posters to rarely seen material, this is an essential resource for admirers of his art.
“The subversive performers of the Parisian 1890s burst back into life in the brilliant illustrations and analysis of Toulouse-Lautrec Illustrates the Belle Époque.”—Alastair Macaulay, New York Times (Holiday Gift Guide)