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High kicks & low life Toulouse-Lautrec Prints A British Museum Tour


3 September 2010 - 21 November 2010
Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec (1864–1901), Divan Japonais, 1893. Colour lithograph in black, orange, yellow and olive green ink.

The quintessential chronicler of Paris, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec (1864 – 1901) settled in Montmartre in 1884 where he embraced the life of a Bohemian artist. Frequenting museums and galleries by day, he turned his attention by night to the actresses, dancers and prostitutes who populated this district. Toulouse-Lautrec’s memorable cast of characters has created one of the most abiding impressions of the place and period. This exhibition presents a selection of the British Museum’s fine holding of Toulouse-Lautrec’s graphic work.

Supported by the generosity of the Dorset Foundation.

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