Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec The Madman (Le fou) from Quatorze lithographies originales (Mélodies de Désiré Dihau) 1895, published 1935

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The booming café-concert scene demanded a constant supply of new music, and Lautrec made numerous cover illustrations for songs sung or written by his friends. Among these was Désiré Dihau, a distant cousin of Lautrec’s who played bassoon with several Paris orchestras, including those of the Opéra de Paris and the El Dorado.

Gallery label from The Paris of Toulouse-Lautrec: Prints and Posters, July 26, 2014–March 22, 2015.
composition (irreg.): 8 5/16 x 5 11/16" (21.1 x 14.5 cm); sheet: 12 3/4 x 9 13/16" (32.4 x 25 cm)
A. Richard, Paris
The Louis E. Stern Collection
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