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Edgar Degas: Miss La La at the Cirque Fernando  wikidata:Q3842349 reasonator:Q3842349
Edgar Degas  (1834–1917) Blue pencil.svg wikidata:Q46373 s:fr:Auteur:Edgar Degas q:en:Edgar Degas
Edgar Degas
Alternative names
Edgar Germain Hilaire Degas
Description French painter, sculptor, poet, engraver, photographer and drawer
Date of birth/death 19 July 1834 Edit this at Wikidata 27 September 1917 Edit this at Wikidata
Location of birth/death Paris Paris
Work location
Authority file
artist QS:P170,Q46373
image of artwork listed in title parameter on this page
Miss La La at the Cirque Fernando
Object type painting Edit this at Wikidata
Genre portrait Edit this at Wikidata
English: The acrobat Miss La La caused a sensation when she performed at the Cirque Fernando in Paris. Here she is shown suspended from the rafters of the circus dome by a rope clenched between her teeth.
Degas sought out such striking modern subjects, concentrating on figures in arresting poses. In January 1879 he make a series of drawings at the Cirque Fernando including a pastel study of Miss La La (London, Tate Gallery), which culminated in this painting. We view the spectacle as the audience would have done, gazing up at the daring feat taking place above.
Depicted people Miss Lala Edit this at Wikidata
Date 1879
date QS:P571,+1879-00-00T00:00:00Z/9
Medium oil on canvas
medium QS:P186,Q296955;P186,Q12321255,P518,Q861259
Dimensions height: 117.2 cm (46.1 in); width: 77.5 cm (30.5 in)
dimensions QS:P2048,117.2U174728
dimensions QS:P2049,77.5U174728
institution QS:P195,Q180788
Current location
room 44
Accession number
Place of creation Paris Edit this at Wikidata
Exhibition history The painting was exhibited at the fourth Impressionist exhibition held in April 1879.
Credit line 1925: purchased from Courtauld Fund

Signature bottom left:



1. The Yorck Project (2002) 10.000 Meisterwerke der Malerei (DVD-ROM), distributed by DIRECTMEDIA Publishing GmbH. ISBN: 3936122202.

2. National Gallery, London - online collection


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