Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec

Mary Hamilton

Mary Hamilton by Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec

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Mary Hamilton was an English singer who was famous for her male inpersonations. Portrayals of late 19th-century Parisian life, particularly working-class, cafés, circus, nightclub and brothel scenes were the favoured themes of Toulouse-Lautrec. In spite of being born into a wealthy, aristocratic family, his deformed body, caused by a genetic disorder, may have given him a particular empathy with those on the margins of society. (Impressions of Time and Place, 2002)

Title
Mary Hamilton
Artist/creator
Production date
circa 1896
Medium
lithograph
Dimensions
270 x 120 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1953
Accession no
1953/17/1
Copyright
No known copyright restrictions
Department
International Art
Display status
Not on display

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