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Study

A work made of charcoal, with colored crayons, on tan wove paper.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of charcoal, with colored crayons, on tan wove paper.

Date:

c. 1893

Artist:

Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec
French, 1864-1901

About this artwork

Here Lautrec depicted his favorite printmaker, Père Cotelle, pulling on the lever of the star wheel, which moved the lithographic stone through the press.

Over sketched lines, Lautrec determined the exact placement of the machine and its operator, simplifying their forms in the process. Set at a dynamic angle to the viewer, these elements would help draw attention to the figure of Jane Avril in the finished image.

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Artist

Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec

Title

Study

Origin

France

Date

1883–1901

Medium

Charcoal, with colored crayons, on tan wove paper

Inscriptions

Not signed

Dimensions

509 × 348 mm

Credit Line

Mr. and Mrs. Carter H. Harrison Collection

Reference Number

1933.880

Extended information about this artwork

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