Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History



  • Divan Japonais, 1892–93
    Henri de Toulouse–Lautrec (French, 1864–1901)
    Lithograph printed in four colors on wove paper; 31 13/16 x 23 15/16 in. (80.8 x 60.8 cm)
    Bequest of Clifford A. Furst, 1958 (58.621.17)

    Divan Japonais was one of the many café-concerts in late nineteenth-century Paris frequented by Toulouse-Lautrec. His poster advertising the nightspot features two of his favorite Montmartre stars, Yvette Guilbert and Jane Avril. Here, Avril is a spectator, not a performer, as she sits in the foreground with Édouard Dujardin, a dandyish writer and nightclub habitué. In the upper left corner, on stage, is the headless body of Guilbert, recognizable by her trademark long black gloves and gaunt physique.

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  • Divan Japonais, 1892–93
    Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec (French, 1864–1901)
    Lithograph printed in four colors on wove paper; 31 13/16 x 23 15/16 in. (80.8 x 60.8 cm)
    Bequest of Clifford A. Furst, 1958 (58.621.17)


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