Paintings often had to be done on a tight schedule. Here (above) an artist puts the finishing touches on a painting as it's being delivered to the buyer.
According to Daumier one painter paints from nature while another paints from what the first painter painted.
Some painters had fancy studios...
...others painted in hovels. No heat, no bathroom. Rats.
Here (above) is Montmare which, because it was situated on a steep hill, had low rents. Lots of artists here.
Here's a Lautrec poster (above) . Is it for the Moulin Rouge? Does it say "The Queen of Joy (Life?) with Victor Jose"? What the heck is that about? Whatever the real meaning the picture, it reminds me that a number of Lautrec's other posters for that club depicted the customers rather than the stars. Sometime the posters seemed to advertize the interesting people and friendly women you'd meet there. Lautrec did a couple of paintings from the vantage point of someone walking behind adventurer-customers looking for excitement.