Jane Avril, 1893
Henri de Toulouse–Lautrec (French, 1864–1901)
Lithograph printed in five colors; machine wove paper; 50 13/16 x 36 13/16 in. (129.1 x 93.5 cm)
Harris Brisbane Dick Fund, 1932 (32.88.15)
Jane Avril, a lifelong friend of Toulouse-Lautrec, commissioned this poster to advertise her cabaret show at the Jardin de Paris in 1893. Through his innovative composition, Lautrec contrasts Avril's aloof and emotionally vacant expression with the erotic nature of her performance.