Miss La La at the Cirque Fernando

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Miss La La at the Cirque Fernando
Edgar Degas, Miss La La at the Cirque Fernando, 1879.jpg
ArtistEdgar Degas
Year1879
TypeOil painting
Dimensions117.2 cm × 77.5 cm (46.1 in × 30.5 in)
LocationNational Gallery, London

Miss La La at the Cirque Fernando is a painting by Edgar Degas, the French Impressionist artist, now in the collection of the National Gallery in London, England. It shows the acrobat Miss La La hanging on a rope by her teeth at the Cirque Fernando in Montmartre, Paris.

The painting was bought by the Trustees of the Courtauld Fund in 1925. It was returned from the Tate Gallery to the National Gallery in 1950.

Currently on loan to Sheffield Weston Park museum (July 2018). Professor Vanessa Toumlin said in an article in the Sheffield Telegraph that Miss La La was a woman of colour noted for her great strength.

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Read more at: https://www.sheffieldtelegraph.co.uk/news/opinion/northern-lights-who-is-miss-la-la-and-why-is-she-centrepiece-at-a-new-exhibition-1-9265392

Bibliography[edit]

  • Degas, Miss La La, and the Cirque Fernando. Exh. cat. ed. by Linda Wolk-Simon, with Nancy Ireson and Eveline Baseggio Omiccioli, The Morgan Library & Museum, New York 2013.