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Color lithograph on wove paper after Toulouse-Lautrec. A lifetime impression. Artist's monogram transcribed onto the stone upper right. A fine example in olive, red, yellow, and black. Transcribed in 1897 from Lautrec's 1894 work for Le Theatre Libre for the play Le Missionnaire. The image, Le Loge au Mascaron Dore (The Loge with the Gilt Mask), was published in the monthly series Les Programmes Illustrees des Theatres et des Cafe-Concerts, a collection of programs for theaters and cafe concerts. This series was published in 1897 by Ernest Maindron and printed by Imprimerie Eugene Verneau in Paris. Edition Size is 1,025. Many of these have not survived in good condition like this one; many have not survived at all. Conservation framed in elegant antiqued gold French style frame. Finished with off-white linen matting and antiqued gold filet. All materials are acid free. Set behind a UV-resistant acrylic. Framed size is 19-1/2 inches H x 17-1/2 inches W (49.5 cm x 44.5 cm). This printing is noted in Wolfgang Wittrock, Toulouse-Lautrec: The Complete Prints, Volume 1, 1985, page 86. See closeup photos and more details at: http://www.jdsmithfineart.com/lautrec_missionaire_main.html.