The Singer

Edouard Vuillard French
Subject May Belfort Irish

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During the early 1890s, Vuillard immersed himself in the world of Parisian theater and performance. Here, the artist captures Miss May Belfort, an Irish star of the café-concert, known for her distinctive childish dress with puffed sleeves and an oversized bonnet. Toulouse-Lautrec also immortalized the entertainer in numerous prints. Vuillard's energetic ink line vigorously conveys the singer's movement on stage.

The Singer, Edouard Vuillard (French, Cuiseaux 1868–1940 La Baule), Pen and ink (recto); pen and brush and ink (verso)

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