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Danseuse, arabesque ouverte sur la jambe droite, bras gauche en avant, deuxième étude: M.6-1990

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Danseuse, arabesque ouverte sur la jambe droite, bras gauche en avant, deuxième étude
Translated as: (Arabesque over the right leg, left arm in front, second study)
(Arabesque over the right leg, left arm in front, second study)

Maker(s)

Degas, Edgar (Sculptor)

Description

Red-brown wax, with wire armature which projects as fingers from the hands, and from the lifted foot; attached to rectangular wooden base. The nude dancer stands in an arabesque on her right leg with her left arm extended in front.

Notes

History note: Degas heirs, 1917; at Adrien. A. Hébrard, Paris; Nelly Hébrard; sold 1955 to M. Knoedler & Co., New York; sold 1956 to Mr and Mrs Paul Mellon, Upperville, VA.

Legal notes

Given by Mr and Mrs Paul Mellon in honour of Professor Michael Jaffé, Director 1973-1990.

Place(s) associated

  • Paris ⪼ France

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1990) by Mellon, Paul, Mr and Mrs

Dating

Late 19th Century
Circa 1882 - 1895 1895

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Figure: composed of wax ( brown) wire Base: composed of wood (plant material) Wax: Height 20.6 cm Length 27.5 cm
With Base: Height 23.5 cm Width 13.7 cm

Techniques used in production

Hand-modelling : Red-brown wax with wire armature, on wooden base

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: signed Degas on wax base

  • Text: Degas
  • Location: On base
  • Signature

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Identification numbers

Accession number: M.6-1990
Primary reference Number: 30438
External ID: CAM_CCF_M_6_1990
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 11 August 2021 Last processed: Wednesday 11 August 2021

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Applied Arts

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