Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec (1864–1901). At the Moulin Rouge: The Dance (1890)
Oil on canvas (115.6 cm × 149.9 cm). Philadelphia Museum of Art: The Henry P. Mcllhenny Collection in memory of Frances P. Mcllhenny, 1986
When he was 13, his life began to change: "I fell off a low chair onto the floor and broke my left thigh," he wrote a friend. After a long convalescence, he could only walk lopsidedly "like a duck." Fifteen months later, he fell again: "The second fracture was caused by a fall scarcely heavier than the first" (3). Henri, it appeared, had some unknown bone disease, a congenital condition, possibly pycnodysostosis (4). Despite the best available care and while the rest of his body continued to grow, the legs atrophied. He supported himself on a cane, which was surprisingly short since his trunk and arms were of normal length. Walking caused him pain and embarrassment.
n. ━━ n. 回復（期）.
- Gradual return to health and strength after illness.
- The period needed for returning to health after illness.
IN BRIEF: n. - A form of dwarfism accompanied by fragile bones and bad teeth.