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Danseuses aux jupes violettes, bras levés (Female Dancers in Violet Skirts, their Arms Raised)

Degas, Edgar (draughtsman)

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Danseuses aux jupes violettes, bras levés

Translated title

Female Dancers in Violet Skirts, their Arms Raised


Degas, Edgar (draughtsman) [ULAN info: French artist, 1834-1917]







Technique Description

pastels and black chalk, perhaps with gouache in an essence medium over charcoal on tracing paper, laid down on paper drummed on to a thick cardboard backing


height: 909 mm
width: 521 mm


circa 1895 to 1898


allocated: H.M. Treasury 1979 (Filtered for: Paintings, Drawings and Prints)

Durand-Ruel, Frank Thomson, Ann Thomson, Anne Jenyns, R. Soames, Jenyns, Roger G. Jenyns

Accepted in lieu of estate duty.


  1. signature
    Position: lower left
    Method: graphite
    Content: degas


  1. (2005) Treasures of the Fitzwilliam Museum, London: Scala [page: 111]


pastels (crayons) (medium)
black chalk (medium)
gouache (medium)
charcoal (medium)
tracing paper (support)

Accession Number

PD.2-1979 (Paintings, Drawings and Prints)
(Reference Number: 6298; Input Date: 2000-05-24 / Last Edit: 2011-07-22)

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