Edgar Degas

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Edgar Degas
1834-1917
Study for a Dancer Adjusting Her Bodice
ca. 1897
Charcoal on paper.
18 1/2 x 10 1/4 inches (470 x 260 mm)
Gift of the Kasper Collection.
2020.47
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By the late 1880s, charcoal was Degas' preferred medium for studies of nude models; he repeatedly explored certain figures and poses in groups of dynamically interrelated drawings. In this sheet a ballet dancer lifts her arms to adjust her bodice; a clothed figure in the same pose appears in a number of the artist's pastels from ca. 1897.

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Kasper Collection.
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