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Lot 232: CYCLE MICHAEL

Est: £10,000 GBP - £15,000 GBPSold:
Christie'sJune 03, 2008London, United Kingdom

Item Overview

Description

TOULOUSE-LAUTREC, HENRI DE (1864-1901)
CYCLE MICHAEL
lithograph in colours, 1896, condition A-; backed on linen, framed
35 x 49½in. (89 x 126cm.)

Literature

Adriani, 188
Delteil, 359
Wittrock, P25

Notes

VAT rate of 5% is payable on hammer price and at 17.5% on the buyer's premium.
Lautrec was an enthusiastic follower of cycling, and created this poster to advertise a new bicycle chain for the Simpson Cycle and Bicycle Chain Company. The poster was not used however, as Lautrec drew the chain incorrectly. Despite this, he still printed an edition aimed at racing fans.

Auction Details

Shipping & Vintage Posters

by
Christie's
June 03, 2008, 01:00 PM WET

85 Old Brompton Road, London, LDN, SW7 3LD, UK