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|
Sculpture > Three-dimensional object > Art object
|Location||This object is in storage|
Height 98 cm
|Accession number||BEK 1239 (MK)|
|Credits||Bruikleen / Loan: Stichting Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen 1939|
|Creation date||in 1880-1881 (1922)|
|Age artist||About 46 years old|
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|Geographical origin||France > Western Europe > Europe|
All about the artist
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...Bekijk het volledige profiel