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    Toulouse Lautrec original lithograph of May Milton for her American Tour. (Toulouse Lautrec, 1895) Planographic, brush, crayon, spatter and transfer screen lithograph, printed in five colors on wove paper, final state, measuring 31.5 x 24.5 in. The singularly untalented young English woman, May Milton, danced briefly on stage in Paris as part of a performing troupe and then in a solo act. Despite her short career in the limelight, she was to become the subject of several of Lautrec's works, notably the painting "Au Moulin Rouge". Commissioned for her American tour, this remarkable poster of great simplicity and technical virtuosity ensured the performer would have lasting fame. It came to be known in Parisian circles when it was reproduced in Le Rire on 3 August 1895. Picasso much admired this poster and hung a copy in his own studio, which was the subject of his painting, "The Blue Room". The work is one of unadorned elegance, May Milton's clothing is kept to a minimum and consists of understated sinuous lines, with the exposed wove paper acting as the color of her dress. Like other examples of his posters of the stars of Montmartre, which brought him great success and popularity, Lautrec has focused on a central figure without reference to the venue where she performed. Restoration along the left edge. Otherwise, in fine condition.

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