A & A art and architecture spacer courtauld institute of art spacer
login
quick search advanced search browse temp folder
gallery
Miss Ida Heath, an English dancer
enlarge image zoom image

Miss Ida Heath, an English dancer

1896

Artist
Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec (1864-1901)

Lithographer
Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec (1864-1901)

Publisher
Kleinmann

Lithograph: green ink

Height: 36 cm (sheet); Width: 26.3 cm (sheet);

Inscription
Inscription, inscribed, signed in the stone, recto, upper left:
initials in monogram, encircled

Acquisition
Courtauld, Samuel; gift; 1935
G.1935.SC.204

About this work
Edgar Degas opened Toulouse-Lautrec’s eyes to theatre and dance subjects and to unconventional ways of depicting them. In this lithograph he conveys the rhythm and vigour of the dancer’s movements, viewed from below in the full glare of the footlights. In traditional tutu and ballet shoes Ida Heath parodies classical dance with a high-kick worthy of the Moulin Rouge. (Permanent collection label)



This work is not on display
While we make every effort to ensure this information is correct, displays are subject to last-minute changes.



Copyright: © The Samuel Courtauld Trust, The Courtauld Gallery, London

spacer
spacer spacer spacer spacer