Toulouse-Lautrec, Henri de, French painter and illustrator (1864-1901). Two autograph letter cards signed "HTLautrec".

[Paris, 18 and 19 X. 1895, (postmarks)].

12mo and oblong 12mo. Together 2 pp. With autograph addresses. In brown ink and pencil.

 6.500,00

Pneumatic letters to the publisher and gallerist Lèon Deschamps, concerning the publication of Toulouse-Lautrec's famous lithograph "Irish and American Bar, rue Royale - The Chap Book". In the letter from 18 October, Lautrec announces the test prints for the following day and expresses his hope that they will be able to "print right away" at the print shop of Edward Ancourt, where he invites Deschamps to meet him: "Malgré tous nos efforts nos essais ne seront terminés qu'à midi demain samedi. Venez chez Ancourt à 11h ½ vous verrez probablement la chose. S'il n'y a pas d'accident on pourra tirer tout de suite".

In the second letter, Toulouse-Lautrec expresses his disappointment with Ancourt, who had stood him up. He asks Deschamps to arrange a new appointment, underlining that he has to be there for the test prints: "Ancourt m'a posé un lapin, il m'a dit-il prévenu, je n'ai rien reçu. Nous voilà remis aux calendes grecques car j'ai à faire lundi et p.être mardi. Voyez avec lui pour arranger la chose, et prévenez moi. On ne peut pas faire les essais sans moi. Je regrette ce qui arrive mais je n'y puis rien".

"The Chap Book" was ultimately printed by the Imprimerie Chaix and published in Deschamp's magazine "La Plume".

The earlier letter somewhat creased in the right margin. The second letter with a small tear to the upper margin from separating the perforation and insignificantly stained. Both letters with collector’s marks in pencil.

The earlier letter published in: Correspondance (ed. H. Schimmel, 1992), no. 429, p. 289.

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