People who viewed this item also viewed: none
Description: No performer was a subject for Lautrec over a longer period than the dancer Jane Avril, whom he depicted many times between 1892 and 1899. As a child, Avril had been diagnosed with a neurological disorder called chorea and found her “cure” and calling in a high-kicking, frenzied dance that mimicked the spasmodic movements caused by the disease. Avril and Lautrec were friends, and she is the only performer he portrayed offstage as well as onstage, most notably in the cover for L’Estampe originale. Here, she is shown inspecting a print while the printer Père Cotelle runs the lithographic press in the background.
Size: 22 1/4 x 25 3/16 in.
References: Adhemar page 10
Item created by: Jan on 2016-01-07 14:34:38
If you see errors or missing data in this entry, please feel free to log in and edit it. Anyone with a Gmail account can log in instantly.