The NGC’s online magazine—a frequently updated source of information about the Canadian art world and the goings-on at the National Gallery of Canada. This online magazine includes exclusive interviews with artists; studio visits; interactive features; videos; short films; photo galleries; recommendations on exhibitions, films and books; as well as behind-the-scenes access and developments in the world of art that readers will not be able to find anywhere else. Go to ngcmagazine.ca now » Subscribe to the Magazine eNewsletter »
Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec French, 1864
lithograph in green on chine collé 50.2 x 34.2 cm; image: 36.9 x 24.6 cm Purchased 1964
National Gallery of Canada (no. 15145)
The Scottish performer Marie-Cecilia McCarthy made her reputation in the music halls of London as a mimic before winning fame in Paris as Cecy Loftus with impersonations of the French singer Yvette Guilbert. In this lithograph she wears a top hat, holds a cane with oversized gloves and struts across the stage like a Dandy, performing a parody of male fashion in the mid-1890s. The voluminous dress she wears reflects the intense glare of the footlights and provides a gender-bending comic twist.