Henri de TOULOUSE-LAUTREC
Jane Avril at the Jardin de Paris [Jane Avril au Jardin de Paris]
Materials & Technique:
prints, posters, planographic brush and spatter lithograph, printed in five colours
Primary Insc: signed lower centre, printed from the stone in olive-green ink, 'HTLautrec'
image 125.0 h x 92.0 w cm sheet 128.2 h x 93.6 w cm
: Wittrock P6b
: Gift of Orde Poynton Esq. CMG 1996 Accession No
: NGA 96.891
Cutting-edge technology is not just a characteristic of our age
Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec’s posters are some of the most brilliant in the medium. His Jane Avril, while showing the hint of caricature common to much of his work, has a real sense of individuated character. Jane Avril, a dancer at the Moulin Rouge, was one of Toulouse-Lautrec’s great friends and this, his penultimate poster, was his homage to her.
Text © National Gallery of Australia, Canberra