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In the Ballroom of the Moulin Rouge Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec

Artist:

Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec Albi, Tarn, 1864 – Château de Malromé, Gironde, 1901

Date: 1895–1896
Medium: colour crayon, tempera on paper
Dimensions: 564 × 420 mm
Type: drawing
Inventory number: 1935-2728
Collection: Prints and Drawings

The Moulin Rouge, the famous Parisian nightclub, is the scene of numerous paintings and drawings by Toulouse-Lautrec; it was in the Parisian night-life, in the cafés, musical thaters and nightclubs that the artist felt really at home. On this snapshot-like drawing he depicted ladies entering the nightclub with expectation and searching glances, and a man of bohemian appearance just leaving. The regulars sitting on the gallery in the background are also typical figures of Paris by night.

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