• Prints & Multiples auction at Christies

    Sale 11966

    Prints & Multiples

    21 September 2016, London, King Street

  • Lot 33

    Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec (1864-1901)

    Jane Avril

    Price Realised  

    Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec (1864-1901)
    Jane Avril
    lithograph in colours, 1893, on wove paper, Wittrock's state B (of C), with text, the full sheet, printed by Chaix, Paris, the sheet toned, the colours slightly attenuated, small paper losses and tears along the sheet edges, some creases and scuffs, laid down on linen, the subject in good condition, framed
    Image 1210 x 860 mm., Sheet 1288 x 948 mm.


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    A central character in the nightlife of Montmartre, Jane Avril was known for an unique and graceful style of dancing which inspired Charles Zidler to describe her as a rapturous orchid. She was a principal dancer at the Moulin Rouge and at the Jardin de Paris.

    Literature

    Delteil 345; Adhémar 12; Adriani 11; Wittrock P6