Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec’s (French, 18641901) brief but influential career, which lasted just over a decade, coincided with two major developments in late nineteenth- century Paris: the birth of modern printmaking and the explosion of nightlife culture. His eye-catching posters promoted Montmartre entertainers as celebrities while elevating the popular medium of the advertising lithograph to the realm of high art.
Our whimsical umbrella shows a detail from Moulin Rouge: La Goulue by Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec (French, 18641901). This large-scale lithograph in the Museums collection was printed in 1891. Polyester pongee, with black frame, rubber-coated handle, and matching printed cuff case. Automatic open/close. Folded: 10”L; canopy: 42”W.
Polyester pongee, with black frame, rubber-coated handle, and matching printed cuff case Automatic open/close Folded: 10”L; canopy: 42”W