"Mounted on a mule and surrounded by guards Cha-U-Kao makes her
festive entry into the great hall of the Moulin Rouge on the day of
Mardi Gras, in February, 1896. In the gallery (behind her), a waiter
is serving drinks. At the right of Cha-U-kao's head, Lautrec and Gabriel
Tapie are shown admiring the scene, generally known by the name Redoute.
This drawing was executed for the review Le Rire"
"The stars of the turn of the century, were the glory of the
Moulin Rouge and figure in Lautrec's work (included 'la clownesse'
Cha-U-Kao)... Chauhut-Chaos, the evocative name given the wild dances
of the Moulin Rouge, was adopted in an oriental version by the performer
Cha-U-Kao. She appeared at the Nouveau-Cirque and at the Moulin
Rouge as clown, dancer, or even acrobat."
(Dortu p.82, 83)