Reine de Joie, 1892 advertising poster by Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec A6 postcard
A6 postcard (15 x 10 cm) featuring artwork Le Divan Japonais advertising poster by Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec. Would be ideal as a thank you card or wedding congratulations card.
The poster advertises the publication of Victor Joze's novel, Reine de Joie: Moeurs du demi-monde, an eroticised account of the improprieties of a section of Parisian society. The protagonist, Alice Lamy, is depicted embracing her elderly patron, attracted as much by his wealth and status as he is by her youth and good looks.
Toulouse-Lautrec became something of a celebrity in the Montmartre district of Paris where he lived and worked, relishing the hedonistic bohemian life there. His posters for famous performance venues such as the Moulin Rouge or the Jardin du Paris are some of the most recognisable images to emerge from fin-de-siècle France.
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