Lautrec and the Royal Collection of Graphic Art
A wide selection from the Collection of Graphic Art’s extensive collection of Lautrec’s graphic works was represented in the exhibition. The collection is so complete because of the museum’s early interest in Lautrec's work - the first work was acquired while it was contemporary.
Two thirds of Lautrec's graphic production
Currently, the Royal Collection of Graphic Art has a comprehensive collection of Lautrec graphics. A broad cross-section of these works was represented in the exhibition along with several loans. The entire museum collection actually covers more than two-thirds of Lautrec’s entire graphic productions, and there are multiple versions of several of the works.
Early interest in Lautrec's work
The first work of Lautrec was acquired while it was contemporary- namely, the first album of Yvette Guilbert, which was purchased for Collection of Graphic Arts’ book collection in 1894.
First Lautrec exhibition in Denmark was shown by the Collection of Graphic Arts in 1929
The early interest in Lautrec is also reflected in the exhibition activity. The very first Lautrec exhibition in Denmark was shown by the Collection of Graphic Arts in 1929, which presented its own collection, supplemented by individual loans.
Just eight years later, Lautrec was again brought into play in an exhibition at the National Gallery of Denmark. This time with 26 selected lithographs that were shown along with 40 drawings, watercolours and paintings from a German private collection.