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Drawing in Drag by Marie Duval


  • Chetham's Library Long Millgate Manchester (map)
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An exhibition of drawings from Simon Grennan's new book 'Drawing in Drag by Marie Duval'. Based on an illustrated Victorian novel from the collection at Chetham's Library, the book focuses on the manners and habits of twenty-first century leisure culture, and its roots in the great cities of the nineteenth century. Artist and graphic novelist Simon Grennan reimagines the illustrations of cartoonist and actress Marie Duval from a contemporary perspective, adopting her name as a pseudonym and 'drawing in drag', as a woman.