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Divan Japonais (lithograph)

Divan Japonais is a lithograph poster by French artist Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec.[1] It was created to advertise a café-chantant that was at the time known as Divan Japonais.[2] The poster depicts three persons from the Montmartre of Toulouse-Lautrec's time. Dancer Jane Avril is in the audience.[3] Beside her is writer Édouard Dujardin.[1] They are watching a performance by Yvette Guilbert. Though her face is not included in the poster, she is recognizable by her tall, thin frame and long black gloves.[1][3]

Divan Japonais
Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec - Divan Japonais - Google Art Project.jpg
ArtistHenri de Toulouse-Lautrec
Yearcirca 1893-1894


  1. ^ a b c "Divan Japonais, 1892–93". Metropolitan Museum of Art. Retrieved 24 November 2014.
  2. ^ Jonathan Jones (11 September 2004). "Jones on art - The Van Gogh of sex". The Guardian. Guardian Media Group. Retrieved 24 November 2014.
  3. ^ a b "Divan Japonais 1893". Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Retrieved 24 November 2014.