The Streetwalker, ca. 1890–91
Henri de Toulouse–Lautrec (French, 1864–1901)
Oil on cardboard; 25 1/2 x 21 in. (64.8 x 53.3 cm)
The Walter H. and Leonore Annenberg Collection, Bequest of Walter H. Annenberg, 2002 (2003.20.13)
As early as 1914 the woman in this painting was identified as a streetwalker. Her name, however, has been lost to history; only the nickname La Casque d'Or (Golden Helmet), which refers to her wig, has survived. She sits in the garden of Lautrec's Montmartre neighbor Monsieur Forest.