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Woman at Her Toilette

A work made of pastel on tracing paper.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of pastel on tracing paper.

Date:

1900/05

Artist:

Edgar Degas
French, 1834-1917

About this artwork

Edgar Degas captured an intimate moment: a woman drying herself after a bath. At right, a curtain conceals the woman’s lower body as she bends forward. Degas’s loose handling of pastel and use of warm hues of yellow, orange, and red throughout the drawing visually connect the woman’s body with her surroundings, though specific details like the woman’s face and emotions are obscured from view.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Prints and Drawings

Artist

Hilaire Germain Edgar Degas

Title

Woman at Her Toilette

Origin

France

Date

1900–1905

Medium

Pastel on tracing paper

Inscriptions

Signed lower left, in red: "Degas"

Dimensions

750 × 725 mm

Credit Line

Mr. and Mrs. Martin A. Ryerson Collection

Reference Number

1937.1033

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