This extremely simple yet exquisitely wrought profile sketch masterfully captures a personality and illustrates the qualities that set Lautrec apart. His was an unsentimental art of bold originality which eschewed the sentimentality of some Impressionists on the one hand but did not take refuge in a studied neutrality on the other. The artist could and would not claim to be without an estimate of his subject's character here; it is a stunning example of saying a great deal with an economy of means.
Amarillo Art Center, Amarillo, Texas, Early French Moderns: The Genesis of the Modern Era, August 29 - November 14, 1982.
M.G. Dortu, Toulouse-Lautrec et son œuvre, vol. VI, Catalogue des dessins, Collectors ed., New York 1971, n° D.3.3572
Amarillo Art Center, Early French Modern, August 29 - November 14, 1982, Amarillo, Texas, reproduced in catalogue, no. 12
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