Lautrec

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Author: Gustave Coquiot
Published: 1921
Language: French
Wordcount: 33,592 / 125 pg
LoC Category: PQ
Downloads: 854
Added to site: 2010.11.23
mnybks.net#: 29677
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genres: Art, Biography
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n mot la belle brute dont la vitalité sanguine et nerveuse attire autour de soi un violent flux d'admiratifs hommages? Porter un tel superbe nom: Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec-Monfa et aboutir là: être l'annaliste d'une époque de pourriture! Pour oublier cela, est-ce qu'il ne sera point obligé de se jeter, à corps perdu, dans la vie, et de la brûler, la mauvaise vie, avec la plus dévorante frénésie?... Allons! C'est ce que fera Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec-Monfa, peintre un peu par force et surtout par vocation, mais descendant quand même, malgré tout, d'une lignée de comtes d'altière noblesse; et seul descendant, puisqu'il avait perdu un frère, âgé d'un an, alors qu'il atteignait, lui, la troisième année de sa vie.

Soit! Ses brillantes qualités d'orgueil, d'amour de sa race, de fierté apprise, il les emploiera donc, puisque c'est la dure contrainte, au service de son

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