|storytelling||"At the height of the cancan's popularity, dancers formed groups which offered their services as a unit; whether the troupe of Mlle Eglantine was the best of them we don't know , but it is certainly the only on publicized by the best. Toulouse-Lautrec did it at the request of his friend, Jane Avril. From left to right, we see Jane Avril, Cleopatra, Eglantine and Gazelle. As with his Moulin Rouge poster, he lets the white of the petticoats, punctuated by stockinged legs, do most of the talking, but he also offhandedly gives each girl a distinct character in only a few lines limning their facial expressions "
Posters of the Belle Epoque : The Wine Spectator Collection,by Jack Rennert. The Wine Spectator Press, New York, 1990.