Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec (1864-1901)
Le Divan Japonais couch, 75 rue des Martyrs, 1893 I Lithograph in four colours with a brush, pencil and pencil. H. 80.5; L. 61 cm I Musée des Arts décoratifs, Paris I © Photo musée des Arts décoratifs, Paris I © Rmn-Grand Palais, Paris 2019
Located at 75 rue des Martyrs, in Montmartre, Le Divan Japonais, directed from 1883 to 1892 by the poet Jehan Sarrazin, welcomes spectators to a Japanese setting of lanterns and fake bamboo.
Toulouse-Lautrec represents his friend Jane Avril in the foreground and the writer and music critic Édouard Dujardin as spectators.
From the orchestra pit emerge the conductor's arm and the upright and winding sleeves of the double basses. Basically, Yvette Guilbert, already famous, with her head cut off, is recognizable only by her black gloves.