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Two Dancers

A work made of pastel and charcoal, with stumping and burnishing, on tracing paper, pieced and laid down on cardboard.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of pastel and charcoal, with stumping and burnishing, on tracing paper, pieced and laid down on cardboard.

Date:

c. 1893–98

Artist:

Edgar Degas
French, 1834-1917

About this artwork

Edgar Degas recorded ballet dancers at rest and in motion in a variety of media, producing numerous drawings, paintings, prints, and sculptures. The subject enabled Degas to study the movement of the human form and the contortions of the body. In this pastel, the performers wait behind the curtains, in the wings of the stage, and bend at the waist, arms akimbo, in preparation for their next appearance.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Prints and Drawings

Artist

Hilaire Germain Edgar Degas

Title

Two Dancers

Origin

France

Date

1893–1898

Medium

Pastel and charcoal, with stumping and burnishing, on tracing paper, pieced and laid down on cardboard

Inscriptions

Inscribed recto, lower right, in charcoal: "Degas"

Dimensions

705 × 536 mm

Credit Line

Gift of Col. Robert R. McCormick to the Amy McCormick Memorial Collection

Reference Number

1942.458

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