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    A WORLD RECORD PRICE OF GBP5,500 STERLING FOR A SINGLE LITHOGRAPH BY THE FRENCH ARTIST TOULOUSE-LAUTREC WAS PAID AT AN AUCTION SALE IN LONDON TODAY.

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    A WORLD RECORD PRICE OF GBP5,500 STERLING FOR A SINGLE LITHOGRAPH BY THE FRENCH ARTIST TOULOUSE-LAUTREC WAS PAID AT AN AUCTION SALE IN LONDON TODAY. THE LITHOGRAPH - "LA GRANDE LOGE"--WAS ONE OF 184 PUT UP FOR AUCTION AT SOTHEBY'S SALEROOMS. IT WAS BOUGHT BY A PRIVATE COLLECTOR.

    ART DEALERS AND COLLECTORS FROM MANY PARTS OF THE WORLD ATTENDED TODAY'S SALE, WHICH REALISED MORE THAN GBP105,000. A SPOKESMAN FOR SOTHEBY'S DESCRIBED THE PRICES PAID AS "FANTASTIC".

    LOT NUMBER 12 - "LA GOULUE ET SA SOEUR" - WENT FOR GBP1,600 TO THE HILTON GALLERY IN LONDON. "LA GOULUE" WAS A DANCER IN PARIS AND RECEIVED THAT NAME BECAUSE OF HER VORACIOUS APPETITE.

    AN AMERICAN BUYER PAID GBP3,300 FOR "L'ANGLAIS AU MOULIN ROUGE" - LOT NUMBER 13.

    THE ARTIST, HENRI DE TOULOUSE-LAUTREC, WAS A TRAGIC, ROMANTIC FIGURE WHO WAS CRIPPLED IN CHILDHOOD. AND THIS INFLUENCED HIS LIFE, HIS CHARACTER AND HIS ART. IN HIS TWENTIES, TOULOUSE-LAUTREC SETTLED IN MONTMARTRE AND IMMORTALISED MANY OF ITS SCENES AND CHARACTERS. HE DIED IN 1901 AT THE AGE OF 37.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA3Y1O0UE91WXJ7C1FGI3GJJXRU
    Media URN:
    VLVA3Y1O0UE91WXJ7C1FGI3GJJXRU
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    06/10/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:12:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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