TOULOUSE-LAUTREC, Henri de
(b. 1864, Albi, d. 1901, Château Malromé, Langon)
Young Routy in Céleyran1882
Oil on canvas, 61 x 49 cm
Musée Toulouse-Lautrec, Albi
Routry, about the same age as Lautrec, was employed as a farm worker on the Céleyran estate. This introverted, rather mistrustful looking young man was Lautrec's favoured model at the time, and he portrayed him in three paintings and seven sketches.
From the early 1880s on Toulouse-Lautrec's art had the brightness and the brief, easy brushwork of Impressionism.