Bust of Mademoiselle Marcelle Lender
Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec
Marcelle Lender was an actress and dancer; Toulouse-Lautrec was captivated by her red hair and flamboyant manner. He depicted her multiple times. This lithographic portrait is one of his most technically sophisticated prints. Each of the eight colours required a separate stone and some of the dazzling tonal effects are achieved by layering one colour over another. The master printer would have used the small cross visible at upper right to accurately align each successive stone.
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