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La Toilette, 1969
He showed an early talent for drawing and in 1882 he became a pupil of Bonnat. At the age of 21, he was given an allowance and set up in a studio of his own at Montmartre. He also began to draw for illustrated journals. He met Van Gogh and came into contact with Impressionist and Post-Impressionist painters. In the late 80s he began to illustrate the low life of Paris; circuses and brothels being among his favourite subjects.
Lithograph editioned specially for the Toulouse-Lautrec Circle of London in a limited edition of 1250 copies only and issued in November 1969 on specially watermarked paper with the official blind stamp.
Between the years 1892 and 1895 Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec insinuated himself in the brothels of Paris. In a series of ten lithographs published under the title Elles – ‘them’, the women of the night – he depicted their lives at their most tender and unglamorous: at their toilette, reclining in exhaustion and waiting in anticipation; the unerotic monotony of the in-between hours.
The anonymous prostitute bent over her basin and washing her back. She looks down to the sink and her hand, applies the sponge to her shoulder which is turned towards us (as most are in the series). We cannot see her eyes. Above her, prints on the wall suggest the mood and activity to follow. Otherwise modest, her breasts are betrayed by the reflection in the mirror in front of her. Lautrec is making us look from all angles, showing us images within images, triangulating our gaze as Degas did with his own bathers.
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