Henri de TOULOUSE-LAUTREC | Caudieux

Henri de TOULOUSE-LAUTREC
artist France 1864 – 1901

Caudieux 1893 planographic , brush and spatter lithograph, printed in four colours on cream, wove paper
89.5 (h) x 125.7 (w) cm , unknown
signed and dated, lower left, printed from the stone in black ink, 'HTLautrec 95' signed, lower left, printed from the stone in olive-green ink, 'HTL' monogram
Reference: Wittrock P7 National Gallery of Australia, Canberra NGA 2012.63 The Poynton Bequest 2011

Caudieux commissioned Lautrec to create this poster for his performances at Le Petit Casino. One of Lautrec’s favourite male identities from the Parisian night life, Caudieux was constantly on the move as he performed his comic dance routines. From his flushed pink cheeks and hurried appearance it is clear why he was nicknamed the ‘human cannonball’. Lautrec captures his sense of movement perfectly: dressed in a formal black suit and white tie, Caudieux hurtles across the stage with flying coat tails.

Caudieux commissioned Lautrec to create this poster for his performances at Le Petit Casino. One of Lautrec’s favourite male identities from the Parisian night life, Caudieux was constantly on the move as he performed his comic dance routines. From his flushed pink cheeks and hurried appearance it is clear why he was nicknamed the ‘human cannonball’. Lautrec captures his sense of movement perfectly: dressed in a formal black suit and white tie, Caudieux hurtles across the stage with flying coat tails.

Caudieux commissioned Lautrec to create this poster for his performances at Le Petit Casino. One of Lautrec’s favourite male identities from the Parisian night life, Caudieux was constantly on the move as he performed his comic dance routines. From his flushed pink cheeks and hurried appearance it is clear why he was nicknamed the ‘human cannonball’. Lautrec captures his sense of movement perfectly: dressed in a formal black suit and white tie, Caudieux hurtles across the stage with flying coat tails.



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