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Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec

Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec Claimed

360 exhibits, 300 of which are original works by Lautrec comprising 200 prints and posters, 74 drawings, a lithographic stone, 15 handwritten letters and vintage photographs of the artist.

Exhibition Overview

Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec

Exhibition Type
Area Size
500 to 1000 sqm
Designed For
Museums and Galleries
Hiring Fee

For a 3-month rental excl. transport, installation, insurance:
100 000 € - 200 000 €

This hiring fee is set for the following exhibition format:
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Core Experience
Original collection




Toulouse-Lautrec is recognized around the world as an important Post-Impressionist painter, illustrator and lithographer. He is best known for his works depicting scenes from cabarets, theaters, dance halls, and brothels of late 19th century bohemian Paris. These were themes that the artist lived, beginning in 1885 when he moved to Montmartre and immersed himself in its nightlife.


Toulouse-Lautrec wanted to show life as it is, not as it should be, but this objectivity was not without empathy or humor. His interest lay in portraying people, not only those he met during his nights on the town, but also his friends and the working-class citizens of Paris. He was a hard-working artist, producing an enormous body of work in a wide range of media.


Lautrec made 30 advertising posters in his lifetime, but also illustrated theater programs, book covers, menus, invitations, and sheet music. His expressive use of line found the perfect medium in lithography. He never made a distinction between commercial and fine art.


The collection includes some of the best-known images of this great artist with a total of 21 large posters, some before the advertising letters, prints and drawings (including double-sided drawings), a rare lithographic stone, book illustrations and six vintage photos, one of the artist sleeping taken by his friend Alfred Natanson and another intimate series of 4 photographs of the artist by his other friend Maurice Joyant. A series of four very personal snapshots taken of Lautrec in ‘compromising positions’ by Joyant wraps up this extensive collection of more than 300 original artworks.


In 2018 the collection expanded significantly with the addition of more than 50 objects from the estate of Aristide Bruant. Among the very interesting items available for display in secure cases are two glass negatives of Bruant in his iconic poses, photographs of Bruant in his estate and with friends, accounting logs listings his revenues and expenses, personal notes referring to posters purchased from Lautrec, as well as invitation cards with reproductions of posters originally designed by the artist. In addition, copies of his two books illustrated by T. Steilen, as well as 13 drawings of T. Steilen for some of the images found in the book.


Alsο included are 15 framed poignant handwritten letters of Lautrec to his mother and grandmother touching such interesting topics as requesting money to pay for his rent, comments of Degas after visiting his studio, seeking the address of Yvette Guilbert to send her a painting and other interesting insights to his Parisian life. Other letters are to his printer, suppliers, etc. providing an interesting glimpse at the daily routine of the artist.



General Information

Available Package Options
Collection and interpretation
Technical Requirements
High security
High conservation
More Details About Technical Requirements
EXHIBITION MATERIALS - High resolution images, captions, wall texts. A catalog is available. CHARACTERISTICS OF COLLECTION - Geographic location of storage: CT, U.S.A - All works are shipped framed as per international museum standards. Collection includes the necessary international shipping crates and packing materials ensuring safe “nail to nail” transport. - Collection is comprehensive, covering a substantial part of the artist’s body of work making it capable of serving as a stand-alone exhibition. - Museum curators are provided with extensive information and may curate the exhibition to their specifications. - Collection may be expanded or complemented with art from the borrowing museum’s own collections. - Collection provides endless opportunities for the development of educational programs, which we can assist with. - This is a single source exhibition.
Additional Information
A wide selection of quality products are available to chose from, including a catalogue.


Past and Future Venues
Herakleidon Museum, December 6, 2007 - October 5, 2008, Athens, Greece
Evagoras & Kathleen Lanitis Foundation, February 19, 2010 – May 16, 2010, Limassol, Cyprus
The Teloglion Fine Arts Foundation, October 15, 2010 - March 30, 2011, Thessaloniki Greece
New Britain Museum of American Art, January 12, 2013 - May 12, 2013, New Britain CT, USA
The Allentown Art Museum, June 2, 2013 - September 2, 2013, Allentown PA, USA
Flint Institute of Arts, October 14, 2013 - December 30, 2013, Flint MI, USA
Washington Pavillion Visual Arts Center, January 25, 2014 - June 8, 2014, Sioux Falls, SD, USA
Fenimore Art Museum, May 28, 2016 - September 5, 2016, Cooperstown NY, USA
Palazzo Chiablese, October 22, 2016 - March 5, 2017, Torino, Italy
AMO Palazzo Forti, April 1, 2017 - September 3, 2017, Verona, Italy
Bruce Museum, September 23, 2017 - January 7, 2018, Greenwich CT, USA
Pallazzo della Cultura, February 3, 2018 - June 3, 2018, Catania, Sicily, Italy
Villa Reale di Monza, April 10, 2019 - January 6th, 2020, Monza, Italy
Seoul Arts Center / Hangaram Art Museum, January 14, 2020 - September 13, 2020, Seoul, S.Korea
Polk Museum of Art at Florida Southern College, February 13, 2021 - May 23, 2021, Lakeland FL, USA
Naples Art, March 19, 2022 - July 17, 2022, Naples FL, USA

Extra Info

Curatorial excellence
Treasure collection
Highlights Details
Museum quality original posters (affiches), lithographs, dry points and extremely rare drawings (some double-sided) done by the artist (as published in Wittrock and Dortu), a very unique lithographic stone, objects (to be displayed in cases) from the estates of Aristide Bruant and Yvette Guilbert, plus poignant handwritten letters of Lautrec to his mother and grandmother. Of note, more than 70 lithographs or dry points are identified by Wittrock as rare, very rare or extremely rare. All the works are framed, each with a variety of period designs, as per museum specifications.
Exhibition Add-Ons
Catalogue / book

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100 000,00 €
200 000,00 €

Hiring fee is set for the following exhibition format

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