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C. 1893 Henri Toulouse-Lautrec Playbill


Toulouse-Lautrec Playbill     Circa. 1893     France

.   Lautrec would supplement his income by doing playbills for the theatre.    This playbill is for The Theatre Libre 1893-1894 season.  Lautrec provides an illustration of a hairdresser doing a star's hair.   Listed are the players in two theatrical productions.  This playbill has the greatest amount of lettering in any work of art produced by Lautrec.   There is one professional repair.

The frame measures 23 inches high  x  19 1/2 inches wide.   The playbill measures 12 3/4 inches high x 9 1/2 inches wide.   With a subtle coloring of the star's lips and her hair, the piece comes to life.   

 It is framed exquisitely under glass.

Provenance:   From the Estate of Oscar Serlin - Producer of "Life With Father" on Broadway in the 1950's    This playbill was at his home at 53 East 91 Street   (now the Dalton School)   The playbill was set in his Powder Room door under glass.

In excellent condition

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