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


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

Culture French
Date 1895–1896
Object type drawing
Medium, technique colour crayon, tempera on paper

564 × 420 mm

Inventory number 1935-2728
Collection Prints and Drawings
On view This artwork is not on display

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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