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Jane Avril

A work made of color lithograph on tan wove paper.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of color lithograph on tan wove paper.

Date:

1893

Artist:

Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec
French, 1864-1901

About this artwork

In a tangerine-colored dress, Jane Avril performs a high kick, her arms lost among the voluptuous ruffles. Peeking out from beneath her petticoat, her toe points to a double-bass player. The neck of the instrument frames the poster.
In contract to the rooted musician, Avril appears birdlike in her frenzied movements. Yet her expression is one of sadness or exhaustion, at odds with the glamorous nightclub setting.

On View

Prints and Drawings, Gallery 243

Artist

Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec

Title

Jane Avril

Origin

France

Date

1893

Medium

Color lithograph on tan wove paper

Inscriptions

Signed on stone, lower center, in image: "T-Lautrec" and "83"; signed on stone, lower left, in image: "T-L" (artist's monogram in circle); inscribed on stone, upper center, in image: "Jane Avril"; inscribed on stone, lower left, below image: "IMP.CHAIX.20.Rue BergérePARIS-ENCRES LORILLEUX"; inscribed on stone, lower center, in image: "Depot Chez Kleinmann / 8, Rue de la Victoire"

Dimensions

1,240 × 915 mm (image); 1,290 × 940 mm (sheet)

Credit Line

Mr. and Mrs. Carter H. Harrison Collection

Reference Number

1949.1004

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