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Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec
Programme poour Le Chariot de Terre Cutte

1895

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Programme poour Le Chariot de Terre Cutte Lithograph printed in blue on pink tint thin wove paper, 1895 Signed with the artist's "TL" monogram (see photo) lower center edge Published by Theatre de L'Oeuvre as the program for the play Le Chariot de Terre Cuite Wittrock considers this "uncommon" References: Wittrock 89, published edition Delteil 77, published state Adhemar 109 "Lautrec designed this playbill for Victor Barrucand’s adaptation of the fourth-century Sanskrit love story translated as "Le Chariot de terre cuite" (The Little Clay Cart). An ornamental elephant, possibly inspired by the papier-mâché model at the Moulin Rouge, forms the base of a decorative platform at the top of which anarchist critic Félix Fénéon strikes a dramatic pose. Fénéon recited the prologue for the production, which opened Jan 22, 1895 at the Théâtre de l’Oeuvre in Paris. Lautrec also designed the sets for the fifth act." Courtesy Metropolitan Museum of Art Regarding the play: Śūdraka (शूद्रक) is a prince, poet and playwright Indian who lived before the vii th century. He is credited with the Mrichhhakatikâ ( मृच्छकटिका ) or The Terracotta Cart , a classic of Sanskrit literature . The Mrichchhakatika was adapted for the first time in French under the title Le Chariot d'enfant by Joseph Méry and Gérard de Nerval . This drama in verse, in five acts and seven tableaux, was premiered at the Odeon theater on May 13 , 1850. Le Chariot de Terre Cuite was adapted by Victor Barrucand for the Théâtre de l'Oeuvre , a play in 5 acts, sets by the painters Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec , Louis Valtat and Albert André , the play performed in 1895 won a triumph. Courtesy Wikipedia
  • Creator:
    Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec (1864 - 1901, French)
  • Creation Year:
    1895
  • Dimensions:
    Height: 17.25 in (43.82 cm)Width: 11 in (27.94 cm)
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  • Condition:
    Three repaired tears at the edges (see photo of largest repair) The pink tint of the background is slightly faded.
  • Gallery Location:
    Fairlawn, OH
  • Reference Number:
    Seller: FA117961stDibs: LU14013763992
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