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Danseuse rajustant son maillot: PD.23-1978

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Current Location: In storage


Danseuse rajustant son maillot
Translated as: Young female dancer adjusting her tights


Draughtsman: Degas, Edgar




History note: The artist, his sale, III, lot 109, 4, Estimate: 1900-2000 Francs; Tooth via Agnew, 1939, bt. A.S.F. Gow (£111.17.0d)

Measurements and weight

Height: 242 mm
Width: 313 mm

Relative size of this object

31.3 m24.2 m What does this represent?

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1978-02-08) by Gow, A. S. F.


Production date: circa AD 1880 : dated by Shackelford - he relates it to La Salle de danse, c. 1885, Yale University Art Gallery

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Materials used in production

Black chalk

Components of the work

Support composed of paper

Techniques used in production

Drawing : Black chalk, graphite, on paper, squared for transfer with charcoal and touched with white

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: degas
  • Location: Lower right
  • Type: Signature
  • Text: 3
  • Location: Verso
  • Method of creation: Graphite
  • Text: Ph 1158/2680
  • Location: Verso
  • Method of creation: Blue chalk
  • Text: (L.658)
  • Location: Verso
  • Method of creation: Stamp, red ink

Identification numbers

Accession number: PD.23-1978
Primary reference Number: 6279
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 24 May 2022 Last processed: Monday 25 July 2022

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Paintings, Drawings and Prints

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