Description of the artwork «Jane Avril»
Jane Avril by Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec.
Colored lithograph after artist.
Date of creation: 1950's and 60's
Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec (1864 - 1901) was a French painter,
printmaker, draughtsman, caricaturist and illustrator.
Jane Avril (1868 – 1943) was a French can-can dancer made famous
by Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec through his paintings. Extremely thin,
'given to jerky movements and sudden contortions',
she was nicknamed La Mélinite, after an explosive.