Degas is best known for his depictions of theatre scenes. He recorded the swift movements and colourful costumes in numerous chalk drawings and pastels. Girls in the ballet studio and in the theatre were among his favourite subjects. This dance position is known as ‘dégagée en quatrième ouverte’.
I am inquiring about a piece of art done by edgar degas. It is a dancer in form exacuting "Tendu a la Seconde", 1885. Sketch done by what looks like charcoal. What is the current value, location and history of this piece? Do you know if thwre are other works with dancer in this exact form by degas?
Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen answered
Hi, is your question about the chalk drawing in our collection? You can read more about the history of the piece under 'specifications' but I cannot tell you a lot more. Its been in a longterm loan to the museum since 1940, and we don't track the current value of each artwork. All best, Lisa
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|Title||Study of a Ballet Dancer ’dégagée en quatrième ouverte’|
|Material and technique||Black chalk|
Drawing > Two-dimensional object > Art object
|Location||This object is in storage|
Height 329 mm
Width 231 mm
|Accession number||F II 131 (PK)|
|Credits||Bruikleen / Loan: Stichting Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen 1940 (voormalige collectie / former collection Koenigs)|
|Department||Drawings & Prints|
|Creation date||in 1885|
|Collector||Collector / Franz Koenigs|
Impressionisme: Een schone kijk (1992)
De Collectie Twee - wissel III, Prenten & Tekeningen (2009)
Degas and the Ballet: Picturing Movement (2011)
|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