Here Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec paints a portrait of Suzanne Valadon, a fellow painter, in the autumn of 1885 in a woodland area.
Valadon was the first female painter to be admitted to the Society of Beaux-Arts. She was also a prominent model for the Impressionists and appears in Renoir’s Dance at Bougival among many other paintings. Toulouse-Lautrec and Valadon both lived in Montmartre, Northern Paris and were friends.
Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec’s Portrait of Suzanne Valadon is in the National Museum of Fine Arts in Buenos Aires.