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Lawsuit: St. Charles art dealer lost $103,000 French lithograph

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A St. Charles art dealer is being sued by an insurance company, which argues the dealer lost or discarded an original lithograph of "Artistide Bruant Dans Son Cabaret, 1893" similar to the image shown above. French artist Henri Toulouse-Lautrec created three versions of a poster to promote Bruant, which were hung around Paris and are considered some of Toulouse-Lautrec's most recognizable works. The lawsuit seeks more than $103,000 in damages.

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An insurance company has sued a St. Charles art dealer for $103,000, arguing the dealer lost an original lithography by the French artist, Henri Toulouse-Lautrec. "Artistide Bruant dans son Cabaret, 1893" is regarded by some as one of Lautrec's most recognizable pieces. The defendant in the case has had financial problems, including a foreclosure that a bank started but later called off.
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