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TOULOUSE-LAUTREC Henri de (186...

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L.A.S. "H. de Toulouse-Lautrec", Paris 25 February 1898; 4 pages in-8 in violet ink. Interesting letter on her album of Yvette Guilbert and her album of Thirteen lithographs. Portraits of actors & actresses. [The project envisaged 30, then 20 portraits with notes; it was reduced to 13 portraits, without the texts]. He lists the items that are due to his collaborator Arthur BYL, "at the agreed price of 100 F (one hundred francs each): Sarah, Coquelin, Calvé, Polaire, Yvette Guilbert, Rostand [...] He will make the 19 others in the form of a medallion (short style) in the dimensions that you will indicate to him, and of course at a proportionally lower price. [...] Now he is ready to remove from Yvette Guilbert and the others you will tell us anything that could hinder the sale of the book. I'm sending you Polaire (text) and you'll get the above as soon as they're online. I am also sending you the drawings of Sarah, Yvette, Polaire, Anna Held, Polin, May Belfort, Émilienne d'Alençon, Granier. As for the originals, they are directly on stone. Each stone costs 3 francs"... Correspondence (ed. Herbert Schimmel, 92), n° 500, p. 323.

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