Friday, 24 June 2011

Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec (1864-1901)

At the Cirque Fernando (1887-8) by Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec

HENRI DE TOULOUSE-LAUTREC (1864-1901). Full name Henri Marie Raymond de Toulouse-Lautrec-Monfa. He was born into an aristocratic family of Anglophiles, and spent some time in London designing posters. He became friends with Oscar Wilde and painted his portrait. But he will be forever associated with his paintings and posters of the Moulin Rouge in Paris, though he painted many other subjects, too.

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