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Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, Confetti, 1894. Estimate £25,000.
A poster by Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec featuring a beautiful woman the flamboyant artist became obsessed with on a cruise has emerged for sale for £40,000.
The French painter was commissioned to produce an advertsing poster for the 1895 Paris Salon art exhibition and he recalled the stranger he encountered on his voyage weeks before as inspiration for it.
The poster is one of a handful of Lautrec lithograph prints that are being sold by a collector at auction in the US.