This is one of the preliminary studies for the double portrait that Degas painted of the two Bellelli sisters. They were the daughters of the Italian baron Gennaro Bellelli and Clotilde Laure De Gas, the artist’s aunt. Between 1858 and 1867, after a stay with his family, Degas painted a famous family portrait of his cousins and their parents in an interior. He probably used a daguerreotype - an early type of photograph - for this double portrait drawing.
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|Title||Double Portrait of Giovanna and Giulia Bellelli|
|Material and technique||Pencil and charcoal|
Drawing > Two-dimensional object > Art object
|Location||This object is in storage|
Height 294 mm
Width 228 mm
|Accession number||F II 166 (PK)|
|Credits||Bruikleen / Loan: Stichting Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen 1940 (voormalige collectie / former collection Koenigs)|
|Department||Drawings & Prints|
|Creation date||in circa 1865-1866|
|Collector||Collector / Franz Koenigs|
De Collectie Twee - wissel V, Prenten & Tekeningen (2009)
Boijmans bij de Buren - Meesterlijk! (2019)
|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