Madeleine Grillaert Dortu, Toulouse Lautrec, Paris, 1952, no. 44, illustrated p. 8 (titled Femme de dos)
Madeleine Grillaert Dortu, Toulouse Lautrec et son oeuvre, New York, 1971, vol. II, no. 485, illustrated p. 297
Giorgio Caproni & Gabriele Mandel Sugana, L'opera complete di Toulouse Lautrec, Milan, 1977, no.426, illustrated p. 114 (dated 1895)
Painted in 1893, Jane Avril is an exceptional example of Toulouse-Lautrec’s remarkably modern style. Jane Avril, the subject of the present work, was a popular and well educated show girl, whom he had met in the early 1890s, most likely at Moulin Rouge, where she often performed. Among the numerous stars Lautrec depicted, Avril was one of his greatest furias, as he portrayed her many times throughout his oeuvre. Avril valued his creative and artistic genius and remained a loyal patron and friend throughout his lifetime. In addition to her fame as a showgirl, Avril was acquainted with members of the avant-garde artistic society and she was often featured in advertisements during the late 19th century. The same year as the present work, Toulouse-Lautrec portrayed Jane Avril on what would be the most famous advertisement of her lifetime, the cover of L’Estampe orignale which currently resides in The Museum of Modern Art in New York.
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