Henri de TOULOUSE-LAUTREC | Paul Leclercq

Henri de TOULOUSE-LAUTREC
France 1864 – 1901

Paul Leclercq 1897 oil on cardboard on cardboard
54.0 (h) x 67.0 (w) cm
Reference: Dortu P.645 Musée d'Orsay, Paris Gift of Paul Leclercq, 1920

The poet Paul Leclerq was one of the founders of the avant-garde magazine La Revue blanche. In this portrait Lautrec captures youthful confidence – almost arrogance – in the dashing figure of his friend. Seated casually in the studio, Leclerq gazes directly at the viewer, his cropped figure creating a sense of immediacy. On the easel is a work related to the lithograph Woman in a corset – one-night stand [Femme en corset – conquête de passage] from the Elles series, also displayed in this exhibition.

The poet Paul Leclerq was one of the founders of the avant-garde magazine La Revue blanche. In this portrait Lautrec captures youthful confidence – almost arrogance – in the dashing figure of his friend. Seated casually in the studio, Leclerq gazes directly at the viewer, his cropped figure creating a sense of immediacy. On the easel is a work related to the lithograph Woman in a corset – one-night stand [Femme en corset – conquête de passage] from the Elles series, also displayed in this exhibition.

The poet Paul Leclerq was one of the founders of the avant-garde magazine La Revue blanche. In this portrait Lautrec captures youthful confidence – almost arrogance – in the dashing figure of his friend. Seated casually in the studio, Leclerq gazes directly at the viewer, his cropped figure creating a sense of immediacy. On the easel is a work related to the lithograph Woman in a corset – one-night stand [Femme en corset – conquête de passage] from the Elles series, also displayed in this exhibition.



Image detail: Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec La Goulue entering the Moulin Rouge [La Goulue entrant au Moulin Rouge] 1892
The Museum of Modern Art, New York Gift of Mrs David M. Levy