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Seated Woman Wiping her Left Hip

Seated Woman Wiping her Left Hip

Edgar Degas (in circa 1896-1921)

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Horseracing, theatre performances and dancers were amongst Degas' favourite subjects. When his eyesight deteriorated he turned increasingly to sculpture. He often depicted movement such as this woman drying herself. Her movement and smooth skin contrast with the static mass and raw structure of the chair upon which she sits.

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Title Seated Woman Wiping her Left Hip
Material and technique Bronze
Object type
Sculpture > Three-dimensional object > Art object
Location This object is in storage
Dimensions Width 50.5 cm
Depth 28 cm
Height 46 cm
Artists Beeldhouwer: Edgar Degas
Accession number BEK 1241 (MK)
Credits Schenking / Donation: Vroom & Dreesmann 1950
Department Modern Art
Acquisition date 1950
Age artist Between 57 and 83 years old
Exhibitions The Collection Enriched (2011)
Impressionisme: Een schone kijk (1992)
De collectie als tijdmachine (2017)
External exhibitions Boijmans bij de Buren - Meesterlijk! (2019)
Place of manufacture Paris > France > Western Europe > Europe
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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