Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec (French, 1864–1901)
Oil on cardboard
24 1/2 x 18 1/2 in. (62.2 x 47 cm)
The Walter H. and Leonore Annenberg Collection, Bequest of Walter H. Annenberg, 2002 (2003.20.15)
In this work of 1897, a woman frankly confronts her reflection, as in Degas' many pictures of women dressing and bathing. Unlike Degas, however, Lautrec makes the brothel setting evident, whereas Degas left his settings ambiguous.