Miss Loïe Fuller

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

Printer: Edward Ancourt (French, 19th century)

Publisher: André Marty (French, born 1857)

Date: 1893

Medium: Brush and spatter lithograph printed in five colors on wove paper; only state

Dimensions: Sheet: 14 15/16 × 10 3/16 in. (38 × 25.8 cm)
Image: 14 1/2 × 10 3/16 in. (36.8 × 25.8 cm)

Classification: Prints

Credit Line: Rogers Fund, 1970

Accession Number: 1970.534


The American Loïe Fuller was famous in turn-of-the-century Paris for her dazzling performances which combined dance, colored electric lights, and music. In this print, inspired by her appearance at the Folies Bergère, Lautrec captures the decorative effect of her billowing silk gown, which she manipulated with large poles held in her hands. Lautrec executed about sixty versions of this print in a variety of colored inks, including gold and silver.