Box in the Grand Tier

Color print of two women, in coats and hats, seated in a theater box, with a man in an adjoining box

Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec (1864–1901) 
Box in the Grand Tier, 1897
Lithograph printed in black, orange-red, blue, beige, and yellow on cream wove paper
20 1/4 x 15 9/16 in. (51.4 x 39.5 cm)
Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute, Williamstown, Massachusetts, 1962.118

In this print, another example of the artist’s blurring of portrait and genre scene, the plush red balustrade of a theater box frames two well-known demimondaines attending a performance. 

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