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Divan Japonais
  • Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec
    born: Albi, France ; died: Langon, France ; active: France
    Jules Chéret, publisher
    born: Paris, France ; died: Nice, France
  • Divan Japonais, 1895
  • Maitres de l’Affiche (Masters of Poster Art)
  • Where object was made: France
  • color lithograph
  • Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 399 x 290 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 15 11/16 x 11 3/8 in
    Mat Dimensions: 20 x 16 in
  • Gift in memory of Virginia Hartle Jackson
  • Not on display
  • 2008.0035

The poster depicts three persons from the Montmartre of Toulouse-Lautrec's time. Dancer Jane Avril is in the audience. Beside her is writer Édouard Dujardin. They are watching a performance by Yvette Guilbert. Though her face is not included in the poster, she is recognizable by her tall, thin frame and long black gloves.