Lot 262
Henri Toulouse-Lautrec (French, 1864-1901), Confetti
Lot Details & Additional Photographs
Lithograph in colors, 1894, Imp. Bella & de Malherbe, London & Paris, unframed.

This uplifting poster by Toulouse-Lautrec advertises the new paper confetti of the 1890s that was commissioned by English stationery company, J & E Bella. J. E. Bella encouraged the use of their paper confetti after plaster confetti - messy and sometimes dangerous when it landed - had been banned several years before. With this poster, Toulouse-Lautrec ushered in a new way to celebrate.

Image size 22 3 8 x 16 1/2 in.; Sheet size 22 3/8 x 17 3/4 in.

Sheet is laid down/mounted to a thin board backing; several edge tears and corner loss; some light surface scuffs and smudges.

$8,000 - 12,000