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The Clown: M. Joret

Artist:
Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec (French, Albi 1864–1901 Saint-André-du-Bois)
Date:
1885
Medium:
Pen and black ink (faded to brown)
Dimensions:
5 x 4 in. (12.7 x 10.21cm)
Classification:
Drawings
Credit Line:
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Justin K. Thannhauser, 1951
Accession Number:
51.180
Not on view
Signature: In pen and ink at lower right: TL

Inscription: In graphite on verso of former frame or mat: "Le Clown / Mr. Joret / Toul-Lautrec / 1885 / Rec M. Joyant II/187". (refers to Maurice Joyant's book on Toulouse-Lautrec's drawings (1927), II, p. 187)

Marking: Stamped in red ink at lower left: HTL [monogram in a circle] (Lugt 1338).
Sticker on verso: "J K Thannhauser / 12 East 67th Street / New York 21 N Y/275".
Atelier Toulouse-Lautrec; Gustave Pellet (French, Paris 1859–1919 Paris); Maurice Exteens; Justin Thannhauser (New York); Donor: Mr. and Mrs. Justin Thannhauser (New York)
Denver Art Museum. "Toulouse-Lautrec from The Metropolitan Museum of Art," April 5, 1999–July 4, 1999.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Infinite Jest: Caricature and Satire from Leonardo to Levine," September 13, 2011–March 4, 2012.

Dortu D2893
Maurice Joyant Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, 1864-1901. Paris, 1926-27, p. 187.

Maurice Georges Dortu Toulouse-Lautrec et son oeuvre. 6 vols., New York, 1971, fig. no. D2893, pp. 472-473.

Colta Ives Toulouse-Lautrec in The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Exh. cat., Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, July 2-September 29, 1996. New York, 1996, pp. 61-62, ill. p. 26, fig. 26.

Nadine Orenstein, Constance C. McPhee Infinite Jest: Caricature and Satire from Leonardo to Levine Exh. cat.: September 13, 2011 - March 4, 2012. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New Haven and London, 2011, cat. no. 152, p. 196, ill.



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