Miss Loïe Fuller

Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec (1864–1901) 
Miss Loïe Fuller, 1893
Lithograph printed in blue-gray, brown-aubergine, and yellow, touched with gold and silver powder on cream wove paper
Sheet: 15 1/16 x 11 1/16 in. (38.2 x 28 cm)
Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute, Williamstown, Massachusetts, 1962.105

In this highly experimental lithograph, the sequential movement of Loïe Fuller’s famous stage performance in a voluminous transparent garment manipulated by long poles is captured in a swelling form that approaches abstraction. The addition of gold and silver dust to the print enhances the ethereal effect.