One of my all-time favorite painters is Henri Toulouse-Lautrec. I completed this painting after studying his "Chilperic". Although it falls short of Toulouse-Lautrec's mastery of line and color, I think you will definitely see the influence.
What I love most about Toulouse-Lautrec's work is his subject matter. Although he was from a wealthy, influential family, Toulouse-Lautrec had a fascination with the decadent spirit and glamour of bohemian life in Montmartre, Paris at the turn of the 20th century. He lived with, hung out with and painted the rowdy, hard-living crowd of cabaret dancers, prostitutes, and clientele.
Online at the Musee Toulouse-Lautrec, you can visit la Salle des Maisons Clauses (the brothel room) or take a guided tour of the ground floor.