At the Moulin Rouge1892
Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec's association with the Moulin Rouge began when it opened in 1889 and the owner bought the artist's Equestrienne as a decoration for the foyer. Lautrec populated this scene with portraits of the habitués and regulars of the dance hall, including himself—the diminutive figure in the center background—accompanied by his cousin and frequent companion, the physician Gabriel Tapé de Céleyran. The woman on the right is the scandalous English singer May Milton. At some point, the artist or his dealer cut down the canvas to remove her from the composition, perhaps because her shocking appearance made the work hard to sell. In any case, by 1914 the cut section had been reattached to the painting.
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