The Bathers

A work made of pastel and charcoal on tan wove paper.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of pastel and charcoal on tan wove paper.

Date:

1885/95

Artist:

Edgar Degas
French, 1834-1917

About this artwork

This pastel marks one of Degas’s most ambitious projects during the last decade of his life. Evoking four bathers each at distinct points in the bathing process, this vision was created by suspending layers of pastel in fixative on translucent tracing paper, which the artist pieced together and mounted. Like many of his best works, this ephemeral creation was discovered in Degas’s studio at the time of his death, perhaps deliberately unfinished.

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Prints and Drawings

Artist

Hilaire Germain Edgar Degas

Title

The Bathers

Origin

France

Date

1885–1895

Medium

Pastel and charcoal on tan wove paper

Inscriptions

Signed: "Degas"

Dimensions

1,134 × 1,157 mm

Credit Line

Gift of Nathan Cummings

Reference Number

1955.495

Extended information about this artwork

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