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Toulouse-Lautrec and Jane Avril Gallery

AN EXHIBITION entitled Toulouse-Lautrec and Jane Avril: Beyond the Moulin Rouge will be on display at The Courtauld Gallery from June 16 to September 18, 2011.

Nicknamed La Mélinite after a powerful form of explosive, the dancer Jane Avril (1868-1943) was one of the stars of the Moulin Rouge in the 1890s. Known for her alluring style and exotic persona, her fame was assured by a series of dazzlingly inventive posters designed by the artist Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec (1864-1901).

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PreviousNext Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec (1864-1901). Jane Avril Leaving the Moulin Rouge, 1892. Oil on cardboard, 84.3 x 63.4 cm. Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Hartford, CT. Bequest of George A. Gay. 1 of 10


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