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The Star

A work made of pastel on cream wove paper, edge mounted on board.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of pastel on cream wove paper, edge mounted on board.

Date:

1879/81

Artist:

Edgar Degas
French, 1834-1917

About this artwork

The prima ballerina shown in Edgar Degas’s pastel has been identified as the Spanish dancer Rosita Mauri, who moved from Catalonia to Paris and gained fame at the Paris Opéra in the late 1870s.

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Artist

Hilaire Germain Edgar Degas

Title

The Star

Origin

France

Date

1879–1881

Medium

Pastel on cream wove paper, edge mounted on board

Inscriptions

Signed recto, lower right, in brown patel: "Degas"

Dimensions

733 × 574 mm

Credit Line

Bequest of Mrs. Diego Suarez

Reference Number

1980.414

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