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Jane Avril

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

Date:

1899

Artist:

Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec
French, 1864-1901

About this artwork

This poster was Lautrec’s last image of Avril. With her arms raised in a playful surrender, the dancer yields to an appliquéd snake, whose coils wrap around her slender black dress.
Her twisted body might seem exaggerated, but it could have been prompted by Avril’s performances. As the poet Arthur Symons recalled, “She was so thin and supple that she could turn over backward…until she brushed the floor with her shoulders.”

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Currently Off View

Department

Prints and Drawings

Artist

Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec

Title

Jane Avril

Origin

France

Date

1899

Medium

Color lithograph on tan wove paper

Dimensions

556 × 309 mm (image, incl. stray marks); 556 × 376 mm (sheet)

Credit Line

Mr. and Mrs. Carter H. Harrison Collection

Reference Number

1949.1009

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