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Woman Reclining on Her Bed

A work made of monotype in black ink on ivory laid paper.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of monotype in black ink on ivory laid paper.


c. 1885


Edgar Degas
French, 1834-1917

About this artwork

This sensual nude is one of four similar works, each dedicated by Degas to a male friend. In this case, the friend was Philippe Burty, a great print collector and critic whose influence on the graphic arts in France in the late 19th century was unequaled.


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Hilaire Germain Edgar Degas


Woman Reclining on Her Bed


France (Artist's nationality:)

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Monotype in black ink on ivory laid paper


Image/plate: 19.9 × 41.5 cm (7 7/8 × 16 3/8 in.); Sheet: 22.2 × 41.9 cm (8 3/4 × 16 1/2 in.)

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Clarence Buckingham Collection

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