Loie Fuller

Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec (French, 1864–1901)

Catalogue Raisonné

Wittrock 017; Delteil 039


Image: 36.8 x 26.8 cm (14 1/2 x 10 9/16 in.) Sheet: 38 x 27.8 cm (14 15/16 x 10 15/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Color lithograph, printed from four stones with gold and silver powder

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings



The American dancer Loïe Fuller created a sensation in Paris in the 1890s with her highly inventive choreography, whipping about with wands voluminous draperies on a glass floor illuminated by colored electric lights. She became the very symbol of the Art Nouveau. Iridescence and billowing motion is conveyed differently in each impression of the print, as each was prepared with varied inkings of the lithographic stones and the application by hand of metallic powders.


Verso lower right in graphite pencil: LD 39 Verso lower right in graphite pencil: 56.138


Florence S. Gerstein (1926-2004, Boston); 2005, her bequest to MFA. (Accession date: April 27, 2005)

Credit Line

Bequest of Florence S. Gerstein