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Poster - Troupe de Mlle Églantine
  • Troupe de Mlle Églantine
    Toulouse-Lautrec, Henri de, born 1864 - died 1901
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Troupe de Mlle Églantine

  • Object:

    Poster

  • Place of origin:

    France (made)

  • Date:

    1896 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Toulouse-Lautrec, Henri de, born 1864 - died 1901 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Colour lithograph

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Mrs G. R. Halkett.

  • Museum number:

    E.1374-1931

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case MB2F, shelf DR105

This poster was commissioned by the cabaret dancer, Jane Avril, to advertise her appearance in the quadrille, 'Troupe de Mlle Églantine', when they performed at the Palace Theatre in London in 1896. The names of the other dancers appear in the text: Cléopatre, Églantine and Gazelle. Avril was a favourite subject of Toulouse-Lautrec's and a good friend of the artist's.

Here Toulouse-Lautrec has captured the energy and movement of the group as they high-kick their way across the stage. The artist employs an economy of detail to build a dynamic composition, positioning the dancers' legs to create a strong diagonal line that draws the viewer's eye across the work to the main text.

Physical description

French poster of the troupe de Mlle Églantine. Eglantine, Jane Avril, Cléopatre, Gazelle.

Place of Origin

France (made)

Date

1896 (made)

Artist/maker

Toulouse-Lautrec, Henri de, born 1864 - died 1901 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Colour lithograph

Marks and inscriptions

Signed with monogram, bottom left corner.

H T Lautrec
Signed, underneath monogram.

Troupe de / Mlle Églantine / Eglantine Cléopatra / Jane Avril / Gazelle
Text of poster. Bottom left hand area.

Dimensions

Height: 620 mm, Width: 805 mm

Descriptive line

Poster, 'Troupe de Mlle Églantine' by Toulouse-Lautrec, France, 19th century.

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Robins, Anna Gruetzner, and Richard Thomson, Degas, Sickert and Toulouse-Lautrec: London and Paris, 1870-1910, London: Tate Britain, 2006.
F. Calvo Serraller and Paloma Alarcó, Picasso. Lautrec. Madrid : Fundación Colección Thyssen-Bornemisza, 2017. ISBN: 9788417173050
p. 124
Hannah Brocklehurst and Frances Fowle. Pin-ups : Toulouse-Lautrec and the art of celebrity. Edinburgh : National Galleries of Scotland, 2018. 120 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 30 x 17 cm. ISBN: 9781911054214
pp. 106-7

Production Note

Attribution note: 3rd state.

Materials

Ink; Paper

Techniques

Lithography

Subjects depicted

Dancers; Stage floors; Entertainment

Categories

Prints; Posters

Production Type

Mass produced

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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