Toulouse Lautrec in His Early Years: A Portrait From 1882

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This youthful work by the painter from Albi was long owned by the Delage family in Ile-de-France. Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec (1864-1901), Tête d'enfant, 1882 (Head of a Child, 1882), oil on cardboard, 41 x 33 cm/16.14 x 12.99 in.Estimate: €80,000/100,000Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec (1864-1901) Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec was just 18 when he painted this picture, but he already showed an interest in portraiture—and caricature, echoing the self-mockery of his self-portraits. Born into one of France’s old noble families—he was the direct descendant of the counts of Toulouse—Henri grew up between Albi, the Château du Bosc in Aveyron, and the Château de Céleyran near Narbonne. There

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