At the Moulin Rouge: La Goulue and Her Sister

Artist: Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec (French, Albi 1864–1901 Saint-André-du-Bois)

Printer: Edward Ancourt (French, 19th century)

Publisher: Boussod, Valadon and Co. (Paris)

Date: 1892

Medium: Lithograph printed in six colors on wove paper; second state of two

Dimensions: Image: 17 1/2 x 13 1/2 in. (44.5 x 34.3 cm)
Sheet: 24 1/2 x 19 in. (62.2 x 48.3 cm)

Classification: Prints

Credit Line: Gift of Bessie Potter Vonnoh, 1941

Accession Number: 41.12.18

Description

Lautrec studied the late-night faces of dancehall regulars, then described them as the Japanese portraitist Toshusai Sharaku did, with the lurid grimaces and theatrical make-up of kabuki actors.

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