Le Divan Japonais

Maker and role
Artist: Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, French, 1864-1901
Year
1893

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Media/materials
Lithograph
Measurements
31 5/16 x 23 7/16in (79.5 x 59.5cm)
Credit line
Museum purchase
Accession number
1967.6
Object type
Department
Location
Further information
Divan Japonais was a Montmartre cabaret that was open for short stints in 1893 and 1894. In this poster, Toulouse-Lautrec focused on two members of the audience: the celebrated dancer Jane Avril and the music critic Édouard Dujardin. Appearing on stage, in the background, is Yvette Guilbert, wearing her trademark long black gloves. The image is Toulouse-Lautrec's first of Guilbert, whom he would celebrate the following year in an album of lithographs.
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