Jane Avril from Le Café Concert

Maker and role
Artist: Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, French, 1864-1901
Year
1893
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Media/Materials
Lithograph
Credit line
Bequest of Mrs. Jerry Lawson
Accession number
1994.180.1
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Further information
Jane Avril (1868-1943), nicknamed "La Mélinite" (an explosive), danced at the Moulin Rouge in 1891. She usually danced alone, but sometimes she danced in a group of four. She performed in London, New York, and the provinces of France, and was known for the high-kicking dance called the can-can.
Documentation
Toulouse-​Lautrec: The Complete Prints; Wolfgang Wittrock, Catherine E. Kuehn; 1985; 18
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