Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec 

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On this day in 1901, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec died at age 36

The Englishman (William Tom Warrener, 1861–1934) at the Moulin Rouge

William Tom Warrener, an English painter and friend of Lautrec’s, appears as a top-hatted gentleman chatting up two female companions at the Moulin Rouge, the dance hall that epitomized the colorful and tawdry nightlife of fin-de-siècle Paris. The women’s suggestive attitudes—and Warrener’s ear, reddened in embarrassment—indicate the risqué nature of their conversation. This painting served as a preparatory study for a color lithograph of 1892.