Toulouse-Lautrec (1864-1901) Le Rire No 67 15th February, 1896
inside page, original Lithograph Le Rire - No 67 15th of February, 1896.
magazine: Au Moulin-Rouge/Entrée
De Cha-u-Kao "Mounted on a mule and surrounded by guards Cha-U-Kao makes
her festive entry into the great hall of the Moulin Rouge on the day of Mardi
Gras, in February, 1896. In the gallery (behind her), a waiter is serving drinks.
At the right of Cha-U-kao's head, Lautrec and Gabriel Tapie are shown admiring
the scene, generally known by the name Redoute. This drawing was executed for
the review Le Rire"
(Dortu p.202) "The stars of the turn of the century, were the glory of the Moulin
Rouge and figure in Lautrec's work (included 'la clownesse' Cha-U-Kao)... Chauhut-Chaos,
the evocative name given the wild dances of the Moulin Rouge, was adopted in
an oriental version by the performer Cha-U-Kao. She appeared at the Nouveau-Cirque
and at the Moulin Rouge as clown, dancer, or even acrobat." (Dortu p.82, 83)
Original Lithograph measures 9 x 12 inches and in A+ Condition,
Linen Backed. Not a reprint, the original "Le Rire" page.
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