Toulouse-Lautrec, Henri de, French painter and illustrator (1864-1901). Autograph letter signed ("Henri").

[Paris], 25 January [1892].

8vo. 4 pp. on bifolium. In ink.

 8,000.00

To his mother, Comtesse Adèle-Zoé de Toulouse-Lautrec, concerning an exhibition at the "Cercle artistique et littéraire Volnay" in January 1892, where the artist showed two of his paintings, among them "La toilette (Celle qui se peigne)". The artist already enjoyed a high reputation at this time (not least for his poster portrait of "La Goulue"), and his exhibited paintings at the Rue Volnay were praised by the press and art critics, among them Arsène Alexandre, who wrote an article in "La Paris" on 8 January 1892. Toulouse-Lautrec is delighted by the favourable response: "Ma chère maman, je viens d'ouvrir l'exposition du Cercle où mes navets, quoique placés le plus mal possible, ont été notés favorablement par la presse. On est d'ailleurs fort aimable pour moi dans les journaux depuis mon affiche. Le ‘Paris' [...] a été jusqu'à me consacrer deux colonnes où on dévoile ma personne sans omettre un détail [...] Distribuez mes amours à qui de droit, votre fils, Henri".

With a minor tear and minor inkstain (no loss of text).

Published in: Correspondance (ed. H. Schimmel, 1992), p. 187, no. 212.

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