Among the 1,406 artworks discovered throughout the Munich apartment of Cornelius Gurlitt are 39 pieces by French painter and printmaker Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec. The works are all drawings and prints — some lightly penciled, others heavily inked; most of them black and white, although occasionally the vivid color for which Toulouse-Lautrec is known pops up. None of the pieces seem seriously significant, but together they make a compelling body that evinces the artist’s process.
Images of 34 of the works were added to the German government’s Lost Art website, with five more listed without corresponding pictures. German officials have also added images of discovered works by Edvard Munch and Max Liebermann, all prints and drawings as well. The total count of images from the Gurlitt trove now up on the site is 118. All of the Toulouse-Lautrecs with available images are shown above and below.
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