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Edgar Degas

Edgar Degas - The Dancing Class Circa 1870

Regular price £36.97
dgar Degas born Hilaire-Germain-Edgar De Gas, 19 July 1834 – 27 September 1917) was a French artist famous for his pastel drawings and oil paintings of ballerinas. Degas also produced bronze sculptures, prints, and drawings. Degas is especially identified with the subject of dance; more than half of his works depict dancers.[Although Degas is regarded as one of the founders of impressionism, he rejected the term, preferring to be called a realist, and did not paint outdoors as many Impressionists did. Degas was a superb draftsman and particularly masterly in depicting movement, as can be seen in his rendition of dancers and bathing female nudes. In addition to ballet dancers and bathing women, Degas painted race horses and racing jockeys, as well as portraits. His portraits are notable for their psychological complexity and for their portrayal of human isolation.

The original picture, which hangs in the Metropolitan Museum of New York, was painted at a time before Degas had access to the backstage of the Paris Opera, so he had to get the dancers to pose in his studio instead.

This print is available as a 30 x 40cm print, in a black or white frame.

Each print is framed with a smooth, white mat board. It’s printed on a quality matte paper and framed with a semi-hardwood alder frame.

• Alder, semi-hardwood frame
• Acrylite front protector
• White mat board
• Hanging hardware included


We have other Degas art prints available for sale, including canvas options - please see separate listings for details.

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