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The Clowness at the Moulin Rouge

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The female clown with the mock Chinese name Cha-u-ka-o (short for the dance chahut-chaos, a wild version of the cancan) walks arm in arm with a companion, Gabrielle-la-danseuse (Gabrielle the Dancer), at the Moulin Rouge. Lithography was invented in the late eighteenth century by Alois...

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Inscription

l.r.: signed and numbered T Lautrec no. 20

Provenance

W. G. Russell Allen, Boston (b. 1882 - d. 1955); 1960, bequest of W. G. Russell Allen to MFA. (Accession Date: June 8, 1960)

Credit Line

Bequest of W. G. Russell Allen

La Clownesse au Moulin-Rouge

1897

Catalogue Raisonné

Wittrock 178; Delteil 205

Dimensions

Image: 41 x 32.1 cm (16 1/8 x 12 5/8 in.) (trimmed)

Accession Number

60.767

Medium or Technique

Color lithograph

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