Discover Degas & Miss La La

Degas, Mis La La

Degas’s ‘Miss La La at the Cirque Fernando’ takes centre stage in this exhibition that sheds light on this work with newly discovered information about the painting and its sitter.

This radical Impressionist masterwork records an extraordinary moment and features a remarkable figure – the circus artist Miss La La or Anna Albertine Olga Brown (1858‒1945).

In 1879, Degas made the talented aerialist the subject of one of his most original and arresting paintings, capturing her in one of her most striking and perilous acts. Suspended from a rope held between her teeth by a leather mouthpiece, Miss La La is hoisted up towards the ceiling of the Cirque Fernando

Featuring new material, from rare, previously untraced drawings of her by Degas to entirely unpublished photographic portraits of Miss La La, the exhibition turns the spotlight on her and on the painting, telling their story for the first time at the Gallery.

Duration 06 June 2024 - 01 September 2024
Times daily 10am–6pm and Friday until 9pm
Cost Free
Venue National Gallery
Address Trafalgar Square, London, WC2N 5DN
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