Polaire (Emily Bouchard), 1897
Medium:Giclée (Original is in the GVSU Permanent Collection)
Woman in yellow dress, black hair and black stockings. Print is adhered to thin matboard. Published in "Le Rire," Febuary 23, 1897.
Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec was a late 19th-century French painter, printmaker, draftsman, ceramist and illustrator whose artistic themes primarily derived from his involvement in the famed Montmartre district of Paris, a central hub for the Bohemian styles of art, philosophy, literature and theatre of the time. He is considered, along with artists such as Cézanne, Van Gogh, and Gauguin; to be one of the greatest painters of the Post-Impressionist period. The original artwork is from the Robert L. Hoskins and Erwin A. Raible Collection of Fin de Siècle French Prints, a gift of Elaine Rutowski Shay.