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Pierre-Auguste Renoir - Ambroise Vollard in a Red Scarf
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Berthe Morisot - Jeune fille en décolleté - La fleur aux cheveux
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Marie Constantine Bashkirtseff - Parisienne, Portrait of Irma
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Fernand Pelez - La Vachalcade
Alfred Sisley - The Church at Moret (Evening)
Théophile Alexandre Steinlen - Ball on the 14th of July
Edmond  Aman-Jean - Miss Ella Carmichaël
Raoul Larche - Buste d'enfant (portrait présumé de Marcel Lerolle)
Sarah Bernhardt - Dague : Algues
 Manufacture de Baccarat - Vase à décor de cactus

Nice, on the Promenade des Anglais

Henri-Marie-Raymond de Toulouse-Lautrec Monfa dit
Albi, 1864 - Château de Malromé, 1901
Oil on canvas
38,5 x 50 cm

Toulouse Lautrec painted this promenade scene in 1880 when he was only 17, the year in which he chose to become an artist and went to study art in Paris. 
The figure of the driver of this carriage galloping at full speed down the Promenade des Anglais is considered to be an evocation of the artist’s father.

The red and black car is a big hunting brake driven by Count Alphonse de Toulouse-Lautrec accompanied by a groom sitting on a raised back seat. The momentum of the horses runs along a diagonal line that carries the movement towards the front of the painting. The Count was a keen hippologist. He was one of the last aristocrats to practice falconry on horseback. His son Henri went on his first apprenticeship with the animal painter René Princeteau (1843-1914), who specialised in equestrian subjects painted with brisk brushstrokes. While studying with this master the young pupil cultivated this agile brush technique which conveys so well the sensation of speed and lightness that characterises his style. Before painting the portraits of Paris’s café-concerts and brothels, Toulouse-Lautrec mainly drew horses. The teenager then carried out a number of studies of galloping horse-drawn carriages in Chantilly, Auteuil and Nice, inspired by English engravings and the lithographs of Dreux.

Marks Inscriptions Hall-marks: 
Signed and dated, bottom right : H.T.L. Souvenir de la Promenade des Anglais, Nice 1880
Donor, testator or seller: 
Gift from Sir Joseph Duveen, 1925
Inventory number: 
Inventory number : PPP00770
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