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Dancer Ready to Dance, Right Foot Forward

Bronze sculpture of a nude woman with her right arm extended upward and her left arm stretched out to her side, each slightly and elegantly curved. She stands very straight, with her right leg extended and on the ball of her right foot, as if about to move.
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  • Bronze sculpture of a nude woman with her right arm extended upward and her left arm stretched out to her side, each slightly and elegantly curved. She stands very straight, with her right leg extended and on the ball of her right foot, as if about to move.

Date:

modeled 1882–95 (cast 1919/21)

Artist:

Edgar Degas
French, 1834–1917

About this artwork

Status

On View, Gallery 226

Department

Painting and Sculpture of Europe

Artist

Hilaire Germain Edgar Degas

Title

Dancer Ready to Dance, Right Foot Forward

Origin

France

Date

Modeled 1882–1895

Medium

Bronze

Inscriptions

Mark: "57 [over] HER.D" Signature: "DEGAS" Foundry mark: "CIRE PERDUE A.HEBRARD"

Dimensions

56.2 × 38.7 cm (22 1/8 × 13 1/4 in.); base: 22.2 × 12.1 cm (8 3/4 × 4 3/4 in.)

Credit Line

Wirt D. Walker Endowment

Reference Number

1950.112

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