Nationality

French

Artist Dates

1864-1901

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Date of Work

1898

Medium

Lithograph

Collection/Provenance

Art & Design Study Collection

Status

Displayed

Location

School of Medicine & Health Sciences Building

Additional Information

University Art Collections: Art & Design Study Collection

In keeping with the Impressionist’s interest in scenes of everyday life,

Toulouse-Lautrec’s print depicts a famous French politician, Georges

Clemenceau, not in a moment of great national importance, but being

fitted for new glasses by his optometrist. This lithograph reflects the

bold graphic style that made Toulouse-Lautrec famous. In addition to

his work as a painter and printmaker, the artist specialized in designing

advertising posters for Parisian nightclubs.

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