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Woman at the Tub—The Tub

Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec (AKA Henri-Marie-Ramond de Toulouse-Lautrec Monfa), French, (November 24, 1864–September 9, 1901)

Creation date: 1896
Creation place: France

Other Information

Type: Lithograph
Medium and Support: Lithograph
Credit Line: Gift of the Baldwin M. Baldwin Foundation
Accession Number: 1987.81
Dimensions: 15 3/4 in. x 20 1/2 in. (40.01 cm x 52.07 cm)

Provenance

James Vigeveno Galleries, Los Angeles, California ( - July 24, 1953)

Baldwin M. Baldwin, Newport Beach, California (July 24, 1953 - June 5, 1987)

Label Copy

The subject of this print, at first glance, is an ordinary domestic chore: a woman preparing her bath in front of a glowing hearth. Upon closer inspection, however, this casual scene reveals itself to be replete with suggestive details. The woman, we are to understand, is neither the mistress of the house nor a maid, but a prostitute in her boudoir. This fact is signaled by the unmade bed, faintly reflected in the mirrored armoire, and the clock on the mantle which gives the late hour of the girl’s morning ablutions. Testifying, in formal terms, to the lessons drawn from Japanese woodblock prints, this five-color lithograph is strikingly composed. Conceived like a jigsaw puzzle, the essential elements of the design are discreet, flat fields of color. These, in turn, form a perpendicular grid, more reminiscent of Eastern perspectival systems than the Western, one-point convention.
Last Updated: 3/28/2011

Exhibition

This object was included in the following exhibitions:

Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec: The Baldwin M. Baldwin Collection San Diego Museum of Art , 1/22/1972 - 3/5/1972

The Baldwin M. Baldwin Foundation Collection: Graphics and Other Works by HT-L San Diego Museum of Art , 12/19/1980 - 2/1/1981

Toulouse-Lautrec: The Baldwin M. Baldwin Collection San Diego Museum of Art , 10/15/1988 - 1/9/2006

Toulouse-Lautrec: The Baldwin M. Baldwin Collection , 5/11/1996 - 1/9/2006

Toulouse-Lautrec's Paris: Selections from the Baldwin M. Baldwin Collection San Diego Museum of Art , 7/10/2010 - 12/12/2010

Visible Vaults The San Diego Museum of Art , 11/12/2016 - 00/00/00

Bibliography

This object has the following bibliographic references:

Ms. Nora Desloge. Toulouse-Lautrec: San Diego Museum of Art. San Diego, California, 1988-1998
Page Number: 150, 151, Figure Number: 55

Julia Frey. Toulouse-Lautrec: San Diego Museum of Art. San Diego, California, 1988-1998
Page Number: 17, 28

Ms. Nora Desloge. Toulouse-Lautrec: San Diego Museum of Art. San Diego, California, 1988-1998
Page Number: 42

The Baldwin M. Baldwin Foundation Collection: San Diego Museum of Art. San Diego, California, 1980
Figure Number: 69

Eberhard W. Kornfeld. Toulouse-Lautrec: Skira editore. Milano, Italia, 2003
Page Number: 59

Laura Maggioni, ed. Toulouse-Lautrec: Skira editore. Milano, Italia, 2003
Page Number: 223, Figure Number: II.73

Laura Maggioni, ed. Toulouse-Lautrec: Skira editore. Milano, Italia, 2003
Page Number: 299 no. II.73

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