In the latter part of the 19th century in Paris, Monmartre was a center for the bohemian lifestyle and the sensual grandeur of the Moulin Rouge. Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec spent much of his time painting there, and a large number of his works from this time included nudes and bedroom scenes. Given these details, there’s been much speculation that Le Lit actually represents two women sleeping together, which at the time was seen as progressive in art.