Saturday, October 18, 2014


TOULOUSE-LAUTREC, HENRI DE. French, 1864-1901.
JOYANT, MAURICE. Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec 1864-1901. Peintre. Dessins - Estampes - Affiches. Paris: H. Floury, 1926-27.
3 volumes (2 text and portfolio). Quarto (257 x 195 mm), plus portfolio (326 x 255 mm). Illustrated with 6 original hors-texte drypoint etchings by Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, each in 2 states, black and bistre (12 drypoints in total), 106 heliogravure plates, each in 2 states (with the exception of the colored plates, which are in one state, as issued); many of the plates with pochoir color enhancements, signed or monogrammed by the artist in the plate. Bound in contemporary half scarlet morocco, spine gilt-lettered, top edge gilt. Original wrappers bound in.
WITH: Suite of 4 loose original lithographs, each in 2 states, black and green. In cloth-backed portfolio.

DELUXE LIMITED FIRST EDITION AND WITH RARE PORTFOLIO, no 34 of 175 numbered copies for volume 1; no 34 of 200 numbered copies for volume 2; loose lithographs in portfolio each numbered 34/200 in pencil. Although published as part of the 3-volume deluxe set, the portfolio with the 8 large original lithographs is very rarely present.
Maurice Joyant replaced Theo Van Gogh at the art gallery Boussod & Valdon after Theo had his nervous breakdown in 1890. Joyant however left Boussod in 1893 because they opposed him in his dealing and support of the Impressionist artists. Joyant's income enabled him to collect an impressive array of works by the Impressionists, which led him to publish several books, including the above title. Book: Adriani 242-6, 248; Delteil 2-6, 8; Monod 10745; Wittrock 241-4, 246-7. Portfolio: Adriani 28, 31, 33-34; Delteil 19, 24-25; Wittrock 6, 9, 11-12.