Quote and Credit

Quote and Credit

Wax Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec (Horrors in Wax #8)



Diminutive Parisian Wax Toulouse-Lautrec appraises his next wax studio sitter through a presumably real monocle. The only person shorter in this vignette is the woman to his left seemingly with no legs. Certainly a remarkable painter AND person, his tiny size was due to inbreeding...and although he had an adult sized torso, his legs were child sized. He passed away at only age 36 of alcoholism and surprisingly, given his hypertrophied genitals, syphilis (like an earlier figure in my Horrors in Wax series).

2 comments:

  1. WHAAAT? I think he had a real condition called Pycnodysostosis....But after some research I see that you're better advised than I am and his parents were first cousins.

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