Toulouse-Lautrec (Masters and Composers)'s biography


Henri Marie Raymond de Toulouse-Lautrec-Monfa was born in Albi in 1864 and died in 1901 in Saint-André-du-Bois. He was a painter, a draftsman and an illustrator. He expressed himself through Post-Impressionism and Art nouveau.

Son of earl Alphonse de Toulouse-Lautrec-Monfa and Adèle Tapie de Celeyran, who were first cousins​​, as it was common among the nobility in the 19th Century, the artist grew up in one of the oldest families of France. However, his parents separated and the child grew up with his mother.

Infected at the age of 10 years with pycnodysostosis, a disease that affects bone development, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec suffered from numerous fractures because his bones were very fragile. Moreover, in 1878, the femur of his two legs were broken, so he couldn’t grow more.

In 1881, he decided to become an artist: supported by his uncle and a friend of his father who was an animal painter, he convinced his mother to let him become an artist. He then went to Paris and became a Post-Impressionism painter. He enjoyed Parisian Bohemian life of the late 19th Century.

The painter described life at the Moulin Rouge, in brothels, but also represented singers and cabaret dancers like Jane Avril, Yvette Guilbert and Louis Weber, also known as La Goulue.

The artist suffered from alcoholism and went to a sanatorium. Suffering also from syphilis, he died at the age of 37 in Malromé castle, owned by her mother.

Despite a young death, we owe him 737 paintings, 275 watercolors, 369 lithographs and almost 5,000 drawings, among which we cam mention "Monsieur Boileau at the Cafe", "At the Moulin Rouge", "Jane Avril Dancing" or even "Woman at her Toilet".



Presentation of the exhibition Toulouse-Lautrec (Masters and Composers)


Through this exhibition, discover some of the works of Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec while listening to Giuseppe Verdi's music.

Enjoy your visit!



Masterpieces displayed in the exhibition Toulouse-Lautrec (Masters and Composers)


Toulouse-Lautrec: "The Young Routy" (1882, Neue Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen, Munich)

Toulouse-Lautrec: "Gustave Lucien Dennery" (1883, Musée d'Orsay - Orsay Museum, Paris)

Toulouse-Lautrec: "The Workshop" (1885, Musée des Beaux-Arts - Museum of Fine Arts, Lille)

Toulouse-Lautrec: "Henry Samary" (1889, Musée d'Orsay - Orsay Museum, Paris)

Toulouse-Lautrec: "Honorine Platzer" (1891, Musée d'Orsay - Orsay Museum, Paris)

Toulouse-Lautrec: "Jane Avril" (1891, Musée d'Orsay - Orsay Museum, Paris)

Toulouse-Lautrec: "Moulin Rouge : La Goulue" (1891, Bibliothèque Nationale de France, Paris)

Toulouse-Lautrec: "Woman Seated In A Garden" (1891, National Gallery, London)

Toulouse-Lautrec: "Aristide Bruant At His Cabaret" (1892, Bibliothèque Nationale de France, Paris)

Toulouse-Lautrec: "Aristide Bruant At His Cabaret" (1893, Musée des arts décoratifs, Paris)

Toulouse-Lautrec: "Divan Japonais (Japanese Settee)" (1893, British Museum, London)

Toulouse-Lautrec: "In Bed" (1893, Musée d'Orsay - Orsay Museum, Paris)

Toulouse-Lautrec: "Woman Putting On Her Stocking" (1894, Musée d'Orsay - Orsay Museum, Paris)

Toulouse-Lautrec: "Yvette Guilbert Singing Linger, Longer, Loo" (1894, Hermitage Museum, Saint Petersburg)

Toulouse-Lautrec: "A Clowness Cha-U-Ko, At The Moulin Rouge" (1895, Musée d'Orsay - Orsay Museum, Paris)

Toulouse-Lautrec: "May Belfort" (1895, British Museum, London)

Toulouse-Lautrec: "Bust Of Miss Marcelle Lender" (1895, British Museum, London)

Toulouse-Lautrec: "Two Friends" (1895, Staatliche Gemäldegalerie Neue Meister, Dresden)

Toulouse-Lautrec: "La Goulue" (1895, Musée d'Orsay - Orsay Museum, Paris)

Toulouse-Lautrec: "Toilet" (1896, Musée d'Orsay - Orsay Museum, Paris)

Toulouse-Lautrec: "Woman At The Tub" (1896, British Museum, London)

Toulouse-Lautrec: "Elles Magazine Cover" (1896, British Museum, London)

Toulouse-Lautrec: "A Clowness Cha-U-Ko, Seated" (1896, Kupferstichkabinett, Berlin)

Toulouse-Lautrec: "Miss Eglantine'S Troupe" (1896, Bibliothèque Nationale de France, Paris)

Toulouse-Lautrec: "The Simpson Chain" (1896, Bibliothèque Nationale de France, Paris)

Toulouse-Lautrec: "Alone" (1896, Musée d'Orsay - Orsay Museum, Paris)

Toulouse-Lautrec: "Paul Leclerc" (1897, Musée d'Orsay - Orsay Museum, Paris)

Toulouse-Lautrec: "Portrait Of A Woman" (1897, Neue Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen, Munich)

Toulouse-Lautrec: "Louis Bouglé" (1898, Musée d'Orsay - Orsay Museum, Paris)

Toulouse-Lautrec: "Portrait Of A Man" (1900-01, Neue Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen, Munich)



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