Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec (French, Albi 1864–1901 Saint-André-du-Bois)
Blue crayon, graphite
6-3/8 x 7-7/8 in. (16.21 x 19.99cm)
The Lesley and Emma Sheafer Collection, Bequest of Emma A. Sheafer, 1974
Not on view
The early career of Toulouse-Lautrec was largely shaped by his first teacher, René Princeteau, a close family friend who was a deaf-mute and a painter of fashionable sporting pictures. The elegantly outfitted riders in this sketch may have been observed on the artist's family estate in Albi, in southern France, where his eccentric and aristocratic father kept a full stable. Lautrec's love of animals would last throughout his life, and a number of his mature works depict horses ridden by jockeys or controlled by circus trainers.
Marking: Stamped in red ink at lower left: "HTL" [monogram in a circle] (Lugt 1338)
Emma A. Sheafer; Donor: Emma A. Sheafer
The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Drawings and Prints: Selections from the Permanent Collection," February 6, 1995–April 16, 1995.
Denver Art Museum. "Toulouse-Lautrec from The Metropolitan Museum of Art," April 5, 1999–July 4, 1999.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Drawings and Prints: Selections from the Permanent Collection," March 19, 2015–June 22, 2015.
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, fig. no. 65, p. 56.
Artist: Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec (French, Albi 1864–1901 Saint-André-du-Bois)Date: 1893Medium: Lithograph printed in six colors on folded wove paper; only stateAccession: 22.82.1-1On view in:Not on view