La Lepreuse
Date: 1896
Medium: Commercial single-color lithograph
Dimensions: sheet: 19 11/16 × 12 3/4 in. (50 × 32.4 cm)
Illustration Citation: Theater program for La Lepreuse at the Théâtre de la Comédie-Parisienne, Paris
Credit Line: Gift of Helen Farr Sloan, 1977
Object Number: 1977-53
About: Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec's gained fame for his posters depicting Parisian cabarets, theaters, dance halls, and brothels, scenes that he himself lived when he moved to the Montmartre district of Paris in 1885. He also illustrated theater programs, book covers, menus, and other ephemera. Here he suggests the lead character of Henri Bataille's play The Leper, a young woman whose deformed hands identify her disease.
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