TOULOUSE- LAUTREC
Yvette Guilbert
GUSTAVE GEFFROY

Estampe Originale, Paris, 1894
Yvette Guilbert, a famous cabaret singer of the time and a favorite of Toulouse-Lautrec, was illustrated by the artist on posters and paintings and, of course, in this remarkable book. One hundred copies were printed in a large square format, 15 x 15 inches with a paper cover displaying a Toulouse-Lautrec design. For an inexplicable reason, the copies were signed by Yvette Guilbert. Perhaps the artist was too ill at the time to do so himself.

Two innovations used in the production of the book must be noted. The text and illustrations were printed in olive-green and are interspersed throughout the text extending into the margins of the pages, giving the book an exciting visual appearance.

Other books with illustrations by Toulouse-Lautrec are a bestiary entitled Histoires Naturelles by Jules Renard and Au Pied du Sinai by George Clemenceau.






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