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Babylone d'Allemagne (German Babylon)
Artist: Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec
Price: $57,275.00
Medium: Printmaking
Ship From Milwaukee, WI

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Creation Date: 1894
Materials: Brush and spatter lithograph
Dimensions: 47" x 33"
Condition: Very Good Condition, Restored in 2022
Finish: Framed
About the Item: "Babylone d'Allemagne" or "German Babylon" is an original lithograph poster by the lauded artist of the Art Nouveau style Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec. This is the second poster that Lautrec designed to advertise a novel by the Polish author Victor Joze. In the poster, a stiff Prussian officer sits atop a horse, a not-so-subtle jab at the German military. Indeed, the poster caused a stir, offending the German ambassador to France and nearly starting an international incident. The poster as it appears is the second state: the first state of the poster contains none of the text of the title of the book, which was added later by a hand other than that of Lautrec. The text of the poster reads: "Babylone d'Allemagne par Victor Joze chez tous les libraries," or "Babylon of Germany by Victor Joze at all libraries" Original color lithograph, brush and spatter technique used, printed in five colors on cream woven paper.

Artwork Size: 46 3/8" x 32 3/4"
Frame Size: 57 3/4" x 43 1/8"