Unsigned double-sided graphite drawing ascribed to Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec tobe offered by Leland Little on March 14 estimated at $2000-4000.

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The drawing is accompanied by letters confirming the authenticity of these drawings from Phillip Dennis Cate, who was organiser of The Circle of Toulouse-Lautrec: an exhibition of the work of the artist and his close associates (Zimmerli Art Museum, Rutgers University, 1985) and co-author and organiser of Toulouse-Lautrec and Montmartre (National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, 2005), and from Gale B Murray, author of Toulouse-Lautrec: The Formative Years, 1878-1891 (Oxford University Press, 1991).

Such double-sided drawings are typical of sheets from Toulouse-Lautrec’s notebooks of c.1878-82, many of which are illustrated and documented in MG Dortu’s catalogue raisonné.

The drawings come from the estate of the late Mary L Hill of Chapel Hill, North Carolina, and have an estimate of $2000-4000.