Cover for "Les Courtes Joies" (Brief Pleasures)

Couverture pour "Les Courtes Joies"

Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec (French, 1864–1901), Published by Edmond Frapier

Catalogue Raisonné

Wittrock 236 (Frapier edition 1925); Delteil 216; Adhémar 228; Wick 15


Sheet: 27.5 x 35.5 cm (10 13/16 x 14 in.) Lender accessory (Frame): 27.9 x 38.1 x 2.5 cm (11 x 15 x 1 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Lithograph on chine

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings



Wittrock: ” Of the 525 impression from the Frapier edition on china paper, 300 to 350 were destroyed in World War II.


Probably acquired on the art market by Margaret Evans Berdan (b. 1903 - d. 1984), Toledo, OH, and Pittsburgh, PA; by descent to her daughter, Margaret Berdan Arnold (b. 1928 - d.2008), Greenwich, CT, and Hyannisport, MA; 2010, gift of the estate of Margaret Berdan Arnold to the MFA. (Accession date: October 20, 2010)

Credit Line

Gift of Evans Arnold, Fred Arnold, Margaret Healey and Maria Nihoul in memory of Margaret Berdan Arnold