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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 Toulouse-Lautrec, dressed in Jane Avril’s clothes to attend the ‘Women’s ball’ (bal des femmes) held by the Courrier français at the Elysée-Montmartre, BJ March BIJC, 1892. Photograph. Dimensions and location unknown. 10 of 10

 

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