Divan Japonais

Divan Japonais

Divan Japonais (Maitres de L'Affiche) | Lithograph on Wove Paper, c.1896 | 11.4" x 15.8" | From Issue #1/Plate #2

SKU: M-LAUTRE-102050 Artist: Tag:
Nicole Wolff
Gallery Director

Henri Marie Raymond de Toulouse-Lautrec Monfa was born in Albi, Tarn in the Midi-Pyrenees region of France, the firstborn child of Comte Alphonse and Comtesse Adele de Toulouse-Lautrec. An aristocratic family (descendants of the Counts of Toulouse) that had recently fallen on hard times, the Toulouse-Lautrecs were feeling the effects of the inbreeding of past generations, the Comte and Comtesse themselves were first cousins, and Henri suffered from a number of congenital health conditions attributed to this tradition of inbreeding (see below). A younger brother was born to the family on 28 August 1867 but died the following year.