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Poster - May Milton

May Milton

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    France (made)

  • Date:

    1895 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

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

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Colour lithograph

  • Credit Line:

    Given by G. W. Duncan

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case Y, shelf 81, box D

Physical description

Colour lithograph depicting the dancer May Milton.

Place of Origin

France (made)


1895 (made)


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

Materials and Techniques

Colour lithograph

Object history note

May Milton had a very short lived career, reputedly due to a distinct lack of talent. She hailed from England and after just one season as a dancer on the Paris stage, she left France to try her luck in America. This poster was commissioned by Milton for the purpose of advertising her American tour due to begin in New York in 1896. She rapidly fell into obscurity and it is not known what became of her.

Descriptive line

Poster, 'May Milton', by Toulouse-Lautrec. France, 1895.


Ink; Paper



Subjects depicted



Dance; Posters


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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