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Jane Avril at the Jardin de Paris

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Jane Avril at the Jardin de Paris, 1893. The Jardin de Paris was a café-concert hall owned by the proprietor of the Moulin Rouge. One of the hall's performers, Jane Avril, is seen here dancing on stage. Avril was a favourite subject of Toulouse-Lautrec's and appears in many of his works from this period, including another poster, Divan Japonais, which, unusually, shows her as a spectator rather than a performer.
This poster demonstrates the visual juxtaposition of the beautiful and the grotesque that was so beloved of Toulouse- Lautrec: the sensuous figure of Avril contrasts sharply with that of the caricatured features of the musician playing the  double-bass, his hairy knuckles are rendered all the more conspicuous by their proximity to her frothy gown.
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Please note that a copyright line is included under the image.


Clear acrylic. We use clear acrylic glazing for safety and longevity.


Finished and framed by hand in Sussex by skilled craftsmen using responsibly sourced solid wood mouldings. The finished product has a taped back and is supplied ready to hang.


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Each artwork is giclée printed using archival quality inks. Made in England on the Sussex coast, our prints are hand finished and framed by skilled craftsmen using responsibly sourced solid wood mouldings and carefully packaged and delivered directly to your door.

About the artist

Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec

Henri Marie Raymond de Toulouse-Lautrec (1864-1901) was born in Albi, in the Midi-Pyrenees region, France. Lautrec began drawing at a young age when he was bed-ridden due to health conditions. In 1882, Lautrec moved to Paris where he studied art in the ateliers of two academic painters Léon Bonnat and Fernand Cormon who also taught Émile Bernard and Vincent van Gogh. Lautrec eventually established himself as the premier poster artist of Paris and was often commissioned to advertise famous performers in his prints. The style and content of Lautrec’s posters were heavily influenced by Japanese ukiyo-e prints.