Henri de TOULOUSE-LAUTREC | Justine Dieuhl: woman in a garden [Justine Dieuhl: femme dans un jardin]

Henri de TOULOUSE-LAUTREC
France 1864 – 1901

Justine Dieuhl: woman in a garden [Justine Dieuhl: femme dans un jardin] [Woman seated in the garden of Monsieur Forest: Justine Dieuhl, facing forward [Femme assise dans le jardin de Monsieur Forest: Justine Dieuhl, de face]] 1891 oil on cardboard on cardboard
74.0 (h) x 58.0 (w) cm
Reference: Dortu P.394 Musée d'Orsay, Paris Transferred to the national museums in accordance with the peace treaty with Japan, 1959

Justine Dieuhl was a dancer at the Moulin de Galette, a leading dance hall in Paris frequented by the young working-class. She was painted by Lautrec twice, dressed modestly with her dark hair arranged on her forehead in an elaborate kiss curl – something of a personal signature for her.

Dieuhl’s curl, elaborate hat and wide-eyed stare combine Realism with aspects of caricature. Here, Lautrec’s great appreciation of Honoré Daumier and Paul Gavarni is evident.

Justine Dieuhl was a dancer at the Moulin de Galette, a leading dance hall in Paris frequented by the young working-class. She was painted by Lautrec twice, dressed modestly with her dark hair arranged on her forehead in an elaborate kiss curl – something of a personal signature for her.

Dieuhl’s curl, elaborate hat and wide-eyed stare combine Realism with aspects of caricature. Here, Lautrec’s great appreciation of Honoré Daumier and Paul Gavarni is evident.

Justine Dieuhl was a dancer at the Moulin de Galette, a leading dance hall in Paris frequented by the young working-class. She was painted by Lautrec twice, dressed modestly with her dark hair arranged on her forehead in an elaborate kiss curl – something of a personal signature for her.

Dieuhl’s curl, elaborate hat and wide-eyed stare combine Realism with aspects of caricature. Here, Lautrec’s great appreciation of Honoré Daumier and Paul Gavarni is evident.




Image detail: Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec La Goulue entering the Moulin Rouge [La Goulue entrant au Moulin Rouge] 1892
The Museum of Modern Art, New York Gift of Mrs David M. Levy