Art: La Plume de Mon Oncle

In the years since his death in 1901, the dwarfish figure of Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec has been surrounded by a fabric of legends—that he was a lecherous troll, happy only when he lived in the midst of a bevy of rowdy streetwalkers; that he was a black sheep and a profligate driven from his home by a wealthy and outraged noble family. The truth of the matter may be quite the opposite, as a show called "Toulouse-Lautrec and His Family" at the Museum of Rennes, France, sets out to prove.

Nearly all the works on view came from widely scattered members of...

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