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France 1864 – 1901

Jane Avril at the Jardin de Paris [Jane Avril au Jardin de Paris] 1893 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'

Dimensions: image 125.0 h x 92.0 w cm sheet 128.2 h x 93.6 w cm
Cat Raisonné: Wittrock P6b
Acknowledgement: 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 2010