Henri de TOULOUSE-LAUTREC | Divan Japonais

Henri de TOULOUSE-LAUTREC
France 1864 – 1901

Divan Japonais 1893 planographic , brush, crayon, spatter and transfer screen lithograph, printed in four colours on wove paper mounted on linen
80.3 (h) x 61.3 (w) cm , unknown
signed lower right, printed from the stone in black ink, 'HTLautrec' not dated
Reference: Wittrock P11 (Adriani 8; Delteil 341) National Gallery of Australia, Canberra NGA 2011.184 Members Acquisition Fund 2012–13

In Lautrec’s typical style, this image is focussed on the audience rather than the stage performance. The singer Yvette Guilbert, easily identified by her signature long black gloves, is positioned towards the back of the composition. The poster is dominated by the familiar figure of Jane Avril dressed elegantly in a long black dress, with a chic hat on top of her red hair. To her right, Lautrec includes his friend, the music critic Edouard Dujardin.

In Lautrec’s typical style, this image is focussed on the audience rather than the stage performance. The singer Yvette Guilbert, easily identified by her signature long black gloves, is positioned towards the back of the composition. The poster is dominated by the familiar figure of Jane Avril dressed elegantly in a long black dress, with a chic hat on top of her red hair. To her right, Lautrec includes his friend, the music critic Edouard Dujardin.

In Lautrec’s typical style, this image is focussed on the audience rather than the stage performance. The singer Yvette Guilbert, easily identified by her signature long black gloves, is positioned towards the back of the composition. The poster is dominated by the familiar figure of Jane Avril dressed elegantly in a long black dress, with a chic hat on top of her red hair. To her right, Lautrec includes his friend, the music critic Edouard Dujardin.




Image detail: Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec La Goulue entering the Moulin Rouge [La Goulue entrant au Moulin Rouge] 1892
The Museum of Modern Art, New York Gift of Mrs David M. Levy