Elles (poster for 1896 exhibition at La Plume). Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec (French, 1864-1901). Publisher:Gustave Pellet. Crayon, brush, and spatter lithograph printed in four colors on beige wove paper; third of three states (poster edition).
Lautrec had a fascination with sordid and dissolute subjects. Later in his career, he would devote an entire series of prints, called Elles, to life inside a brothel.