La Blanchisseuse – The Laundress

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Giclee print on premium archival quality Fine Art Matte paper. Certificate of Authenticity included. Shipped rolled and ready to be framed.

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Exhibition quality canvas stretched over wooden stretcher bars w/mirrored edge so none of the original image is lost. Certificate of Authenticity included. Ready to hang on your wall.

SKU: TRG-INET-00730 Categories: , Tag: Artist: Toulouse-Lautrec, Henri de

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La Blanchisseuse

La Blanchisseuse (French: [la blɑ̃ʃisøz], The Laundress) is an 1886 oil-on-canvas painting by French artist Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec. In November 2005, it was sold for 22.4 million dollars at auction by Christie’s. The subject of laundresses, also known as washerwomen, was a popular one in art, especially in France.  La Blanchisseuse was painted by Toulouse-Lautrec and posed for by the sex worker Carmen Gaudin in 1886. This painting showcases the gritty life and working conditions endured by the working classes throughout the 19th century. The painting was in storage until 2005, when an anonymous buyer acquired it for 22.4 million dollars, breaking the record for the most expensive Lautrec painting sold at an auction.

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