ID number: BIRBI-48.6
Institution: The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Artist / Maker: Toulouse-Lautrec, Henri de (1864-1901)
Title / Object name: A woman seated in a garden
Object type: Painting
Date made: 1890
Materials: Essence on cardboard
Measurements: 49.4 x 31.3 cm unframed; 66.7 x 49 x 6cm framed
Provenance: Sévadjian, Paris, before 1920; sale, Hôtel Drouot, 22 March 1920 (lot 31); John Quinn, New York, by 1925; L. S. Bing, London; Hon. Mrs P. Pleydell-Bouverie, London; purchased from Arthur Tooth & Sons Ltd., in 1948 for £3,800.
From about 1888 Toulouse-Lautrec began to illustrate the theatre, music-halls, cafés and low life of Paris, and his paintings came under the influence of Degas. The present picture was executed in the Montmartre garden of M. Forest in 1890, and is typical in size and medium of his work at the time. The sitter, perhaps a professional model, appears in other works of this period by the artist.
Inscriptions / Translations: Signed I.I and I.r.: HTLautrec [the initials in monogram]
Notes: Exhibited: 'Memorial Exhibition of representative works selected from the John Quinn Collection', Art Centre, 65 East 56th Street, New York, USA, 07 January 1926 - 30 January 1926 (30); 'Nineteenth Century French Art', National Gallery, London, UK, 1942 (33); 'Centenaire de Toulouse-Lautrec', Palais de la Berbie, Albi, France, 12 June 1964 - 12 September 1964; 'Centenaire de Toulouse-Lautrec', Petit Palais, Paris, France, October 1964 - December 1964 (33); 'French Impressionism: Treasures from the Barber Institute', Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, Birmingham, UK, 07 June 1991 - 18 August 1991; 'Toulouse-Laurtrec der Intime Blick', Musee Toulouse-Lautrec, Albi, France, 28 February 2009 - 07 June, 2009; 'Toulouse-Lautrec', National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, Australia, 14 December 2012 - 02 April 2013