"She was not a voluptuous Toulouse-Lautrec odalisque"

Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec (1864-1901) was a French painter, illustrator and printmaker, famous for his colourful depictions of Parisian life.

He often painted women working in nightclubs as entertainers, dancers or prostitutes.

An odalisque was a female slave in a Turkish harem who worked as an assistant to the wives and concubines.

 

'Au salon de la rue des moulins'
Public Domain'Au salon de la rue des moulins' - Credit: Toulouse-Lautrec