Toulouse Lautrec 'Salon Des Cent' poster at auction
An original of Henri De Toulouse Lautrec's famous 'Salon Des Cent' poster from 1895 is to auction as part of a Vintage Posters sale at Swann Galleries.
The poster is commonly reffered to as 'La Passagère du 54' or 'Promendae en Yacht' despite tthe fact it is actually advertising the 'International Poster Exhibition' at the 'Salon Des Cent.'
Lautrec encountered the subject of the poster ( a young woman travelling to visit her husband in Africa)during the summer of 1895 while he travelling by boat from Le Havre to Bordeaux to visit his mother.
Lautrec became smitten with the young womans beauty and decided to stay on the boat and follow her to Dakar-it was only his travelling companion Maurice Guibert who manage to dissuade the artist from doing so.
The poster will be leading the August 5th sale with an estimate of $40,000-60,000.
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