Bid now through July 29! -> d.pr/1dIp Lautrec was on a steamship cruise from Le Havre to Bordeaux when a beautiful woman who was staying in cabin 54 caught his eye. He became infatuated with her but she was so aloof that he never got a chance to introduce himself. Lautrec refused to disembark until the ship reached Lisbon, where his friend Maurice Guibert finally dissuaded him from sailing on to Dakar, the mystery woman’s destination. The sketches he made of her on the boat would inspire La Passagere du 54. Lithograph, on wove paper, Wittrock’s third (final) state, the full sheet, with green lettering.
Posted by >Matthews Gallery on 2013-07-25 22:37:08