Maurice Denis (1870–1943), Frontispiece of the album Amour, 1899, three-colour lithograph on China paper, proof 2/2, 540 x 432 mm, Private collection
Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec (1864-1901) Affiche pour le cabaret Le Divan japonais (détail), 1893,
lithographie en couleurs sur papier vélin, état définitif, collection particulière
Édouard Vuillard, Couverture destinée à L’Album d’estampes originales de la Galerie Vollard jamais publié (détail), vers 1899, lithographie en couleurs sur papier Chine volant, Musée Jenisch Vevey – Cabinet cantonal des estampes, collection de l’État de Vaud

Dizzying Color

Printmaking in France at the end of the 19th century

30 June to 1 October 2017

Bringing together more than 180 works from our own holdings and others on loan, including a large number from a collector closely associated with the Musée Jenisch, this exhibition examines a remarkable chapter in the history of printmaking. At the end of the 19th century, Paris is gripped by a craze for anything and everything printed, from posters and albums to theatre programmes. Numerous publishers, artists and printers are involved with the medium. Colour is ubiquitous, and plays a role in artists’ rediscovery of lithography almost a century after it was invented and first commercialised. The story is told with the help of many previously unseen prints by artists including Pierre Bonnard, Paul Gauguin, Odilon Redon, Paul Signac, Édouard Vuillard and Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec.