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An image of Mademoiselle Marcelle Lender en buste by Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec

Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec

(France 1864 – 1901)

Mademoiselle Marcelle Lender en buste
Alternative title:
Mlle Marcelle Lender en buste
Media category
Materials used
colour lithograph
Edition of 1,211 impressions

36.5 x 27.5 cm sheet

Signature & date
Signed with monogram u.l., brown ink [printed on stone] "HTL[circled]". Not dated.
Gift of the Margaret Hannah Olley Art Trust 2012
Accession number
Not on display
Further information

Published by Pan, bound in vol. 1 no. 3 of the magazine

This lithograph was first published in the German arts and literary journal ‘Pan’ in 1895. It depicts the French singer and dancer, Marcelle Lender, in stage costume for the part of Galswinthe in Hervé’s operetta ‘Chilpéric’. Lautrec was so captivated by Lender’s performance – in which she famously danced the Bolero – that he depicted her in three other lithographs the same year.

Bibliography (3)

Jean Adhémar, Toulouse-Lautrec. Lithographies, Pointes Sèches. Œuvre Complet, Paris, 1965. no.131

Loys Delteil, Le Peintre-Graveur Illustré (XIXe et XXe Siècles). H. de Toulouse-Lautrec,, New York, 1969. no.102

Wolfgang Wittrock, Toulouse-Lautrec. The complete prints, London, 1985. no.99

Exhibition history (3)

Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, Rex Irwin Art Dealer, Woollahra, 1995–1995

Important works on paper and ceramics, Rex Irwin Art Dealer, Woollahra, 01 Apr 2003–26 Apr 2003

European prints and drawings 1500-1900, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 30 Aug 2014–02 Nov 2014