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Petite danseuse de quatorze ans

Petite danseuse de quatorze ans

Edgar Degas (in 1880-1881 (1922))

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The Belgian ballerina Marie van Goethem was 14 years old when she modelled for Degas. The original sculpture was made of wax and was so realistic with its real hair and shoes that it caused a scandal at the Impressionist exhibition in 1881. Degas never exhibited a sculpture again. After his death twenty five bronze casts were made of this sculpture.

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Title Petite danseuse de quatorze ans
Material and technique Bronze, textile
Object type
Sculpture > Three-dimensional object > Art object
Location This object is on view in room i
Dimensions Height 98 cm
Artists Kunstenaar: Edgar Degas
Accession number BEK 1239 a (MK)
Credits Bruikleen / Loan: Stichting Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen 1939
Department Modern Art
Acquisition date 1939
Age artist Unknown
Material
Object
Geographical origin France > Western Europe > Europe

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Edgar Degas

Parijs 1834 - Parijs 1917

Hilaire Germain Edgar Degas was admitted to the Ecole des Beaux-Arts of Paris in 1855. He took a number of study trips to Italy and initially painted mainly...

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