Mademoiselle Marcelle Lender
Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec (1864–1901)
Mademoiselle Marcelle Lender, Bust-Length, 1895
Lithograph printed in brown-green, yellow, red, dark pink, green, blue, gray, and yellow-green on cream wove paper
Sheet: 19 9/16 x 14 ¾ in (49.6 x 37.5 cm)
Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute, Williamstown, Massachusetts, 1955.1442
This actress and dancer — a late-life passion of the artist’s — appears in many of his works, most famously dancing the bolero. The color harmonies that set off her vivid orange hair, pale powdered face, and décolletage in this close-up portrait reveal Lautrec’s tenderness for his subject.