Abigail Henry

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The entertainment site was located in the seedy Quartier Pigalle of Paris and became a notorious entertainment centre. The original building burned down in 1915 but was later rebuilt

The Moulin Rouge opened in October 1889 with the owners labelling it a temple of music and dance. Alive with can-can routines, drinking and scandal, the Paris club became notorious.

Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec (French, 1864–1901). The Seated Clowness (Mademoiselle Cha-u-Kao), 1896. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Alfred Stieglitz Collection, 1949 (49.55.50) | The success of Toulouse-Lautrec's posters advertising Parisian cabarets such as the Moulin Rouge led him to produce deluxe editions of prints of Montmartre's performers, such as this one of the clown and dancer Cha-u-Kao. #dance

The Seated Clowness (Mademoiselle Cha-u-Kao), 1896 Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec (French, Lithograph printed in five colors. Her frank pose and almost weary expression suggest we are glimpsing the person behind the persona.