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On the Stage

A work made of pastel and essence over monotype on cream laid paper, laid down on board.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of pastel and essence over monotype on cream laid paper, laid down on board.

Date:

1876–77

Artist:

Edgar Degas
French, 1834-1917

About this artwork

Edgar Degas depicts seven dancers performing in a ballet. The gestures of the women’s raised arms and feet capture the actions, forms, and poses of the corps de ballet (the ensemble, or chorus, of a ballet company that performs in groups). To heighten the sense of motion and spectacle, Degas smudged the edges of the forms where the dancers’ dresses meet the stage.

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Currently Off View

Department

Prints and Drawings

Artist

Hilaire Germain Edgar Degas

Title

On the Stage

Origin

France

Date

1876–1877

Medium

Pastel and essence over monotype on cream laid paper, laid down on board

Dimensions

592 × 428 mm

Credit Line

Potter Palmer Collection

Reference Number

1922.423

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