Last Updated on 9/12/2005 by bidz

Toulouse-Lautrec’s ‘Laundress’ May Fetch Record $25 Million Europe

Sept. 9 (Bloomberg) — Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec’s painting of a Paris laundress, ‘La Blanchisseuse,” may fetch as much as $25 million at an auction in New York on Nov. 1, said Christie’s International.

The French artist’s picture, probably painted before he was 23 years old, is part of a U.S. collection that may raise almost $50 million, the London-based auction house said in an e-mailed statement. The collection was assembled in the late 1960s and early 1970s, and includes works by Pierre Bonnard, Claude Monet, Camille Pissarro and Alfred Sisley, Christie’s said.”

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