1889-90. Oil on canvas.115 x 150 cm. The Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA, USA. Read Note.
Jacques Renaudin (1843-1907) was a wine trader who had a passion for and great skill at dancing. Under the pseudonym Valentin le Desosse, or Valentin the Boneless, he performed in Paris' nightclubs. He always viewed dancing as a hobby, and never accepted money for it.
See also: Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec. La Goulue and Valentin, Waltz.