Lot #593
Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec Autograph Letter Signed

Lautrec accepts an 1887 exhibition invitation from fellow painter Theo van Rysselberghe
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Lautrec accepts an 1887 exhibition invitation from fellow painter Theo van Rysselberghe

ALS in French, signed “H. de T. Lautrec,” four black-bordered pages on two adjoining sheets, 4.5 x 7, no date [November 1887, Paris]. Handwritten letter to the Belgian neo-impressionist painter Theo van Rysselberghe, in part (translated): "I want to thank you for the invitation that I owe obviously a lot more to your recommendation than to my own worth. I have urged Forant to send things to you most probably and I hope so because his work is a real delight. Now I must ask to make a request without wanting to exaggerate or to count too much on your kindness. One of my good comrades Albert Adolphe who has shown at the exhibition of the eintransigeants in Paris has asked me to ask you if there is still some room for new invitations and please think about it. He would be very happy to show his painting with yours and mine. I send you his request asking to do for him what you have done so kindly for us all. Now to thank you in advance. I ask you to believe me very cordially yours." Lautrec also adds his address. In fine condition. An exquisite letter from Lautrec, unknown at the time and flattered by Van Rysselberghe's invitation to a popular Parisian exhibition. Most letters from Latrec are directed to his mother, with this uncommon, beautifully signed example, which boasts wonderful artistic connections, the first of a recorded 10 sent to Van Rysselberghe.

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: Fine Autograph and Artifacts, Ft. Animation
  • Dates: #620 - Ended November 10, 2021

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