Edgar Degas Rare Original Vintage Pastel Graphite Drawing. Dance figure.
This is an exceptional investment opportunity to acquire an extraordinary and rare original work of art.
Graphite Pastel onto dark medium stock card. The artwork measures approximately 28cm x 39cm (11 x 15in). Gallery stamp to verso. Although there appears to be a signature lower centre we sell as unsigned.
The work is in good condition with age related wear and creasing. This rare piece would benefit greatly from an appropriate framing.
It is an ORIGINAL WORK and NOT a lithograph or print of any kind. It is certainly a stunning and interestingly different piece.
A rare opportunity to acquire a truly terrific ORIGINAL Degas. Private collection UK.
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Edgar Degas 1834-1917French Impressionist painter, lithographer, etcher and sculptor. Born in Paris, the son of a banker. Studied law until 1855, when he entered the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in the studio of Lamothe, a pupil of Ingres. Painted historical subjects such as ‘Young Spartans exercising’, then turned to scenes of contemporary life, especially horse-racing and the ballet. Met Manet, Monet, Renoir and Pissarro and contributed to seven of the eight Impressionist exhibitions 1874-86. Always opposed the plein-air approach of Monet; stressed the importance of draughtsmanship. From c.1886 made series of oil paintings and pastels of women at their toilet and ballet dancers, with figures engaged in some characteristic action and frequently viewed from an unusual angle or cut off by the edge of the composition; his late works were executed in brilliant colours. Most of his sculptures were modelled after 1880 when he began to suffer from failing sight. In his last years, became almost blind. Died in Paris.