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Jane Avril. 1899.

Jane Avril. 1899.

Item Description:

Size: 14 3/4 x 22 1/4 in./37.5 x 56.5 cm
Condition: A/ Framed.
Reference: Ref: Wittrock, P29A; Adriani, 354-II; Abdy, p. 80; DFP-II, 851; Iskin, pl. 18; Wagner, 30; PAI-LXIX, 676
Key Words: Art Nouveau; Entertainment; Artist: Toulouse-Lautrec

Jane Avril. 1899.
"It is very fitting ... that one of Toulouse-Lautrec’s finest posters should be the last one he made for Jane Avril. It is dated in February of 1899, and in March he entered a clinic for the first time. This fascinating work is a true child of the Art Nouveau age . . . It shows the constant flirtation with the macabre that is part of Art Nouveau. Snakes were portrayed a great deal in the jewelry of the period . . . So Toulouse-Lautrec’s final portrayal of Jane Avril is not as a Japanese geisha from [the famous Bing Art Nouveau jewelry store], but as a girl stifled by the art of her time. She liked the poster very much, but her impresario refused it, and it was never shown.” (Abdy, pp. 80-81). It is “one of Lautrec’s most compelling colour posters [as] the artist was able to use a process which enabled different colours to be applied in one printing, provided they were arranged in the order of rotation of the machine, and here only three printings were needed for the four colours used” (Adriani, p. 411). This is the rarest of the versions, hand signed by the artist and including a small snake remarque in the lower left.

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