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Date 1899
Technique Lithograph
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Exhibitor Allinson Gallery Inc.
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Jane Avril. 1899. Brush lithograph printed in four colors from three stones. Delteil 367, Adhémar 323, Adriani 354.iii, Wittrock P29 B. 22 x 14 7/8 (image and sheet). Provenance: Far Gallery, New York; estate of Anna Eleanor Roosevelt (née Braman) Grasso, Essex, Connecticut. Mounted on Green's Lens Tissue Japanese paper. The red is attenuated; the other colors are bright. A three-inch professionally-repaired diagonal tear just to the left of the skirt; the lower right-hand corner repaired. With the name of the printer, 'H. Stern, Paris'. Titled, dated, and monogrammed in the stone. Housed in a silk mat with a gold liner and a 34 x 27-inch art nouveau style gold leaf frame.

Jane Avril traveled in a circle of artists and writers. Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec was captivated by her and created several images of the young dancer, who commissioned this lithograph. It was never published in a large edition; hence it is described as 'uncommon'