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The Cirque Fernando – Architectural Study

Photo credit: The Henry Barber Trust, The Barber Institute of Fine Arts, University of Birmingham

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A study for the architectural background of 'La La at the Cirque Fernando', a preparatory drawing for which is also in the Barber Collections. The Cirque Fernando was built in 1875 in the boulevard Rochechouart, Paris, near the Place Pigalle. Studies for the interior fill several pages of one of the artist's notebooks. The inscription states that 'the rafters are more slanting'. Degas' finished oil painting is in the National Gallery, London.

The Barber Institute of Fine Arts

Birmingham


Date

c.1879

Medium

black chalk, red chalk & pencil on two sheets of joined pink paper

Measurements

H 48 x W 31.3 cm

Accession number

38.10

Acquisition method

purchased, 1938

Work type

Drawing & watercolour


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The Barber Institute of Fine Arts

University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham, West Midlands B15 2TS England

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