This is a study of a Spanish Dance by the renown late 19th-century artist, Edgar Degas. Notice her rough unfinished texture as she strikes this most engaging pose. The original figure is one of two versions of the Spanish Dance. The bronze casting numbered 45 in the Metropolitan Museum's collection is from the series cast from Degas' original models in wax and clay by A.A. Hébrard about 1919-20.
ABOUT EDGAR DEGAS:
Together with Monet the founder of French Impressionism, Edgar Degas (1834-1917)) was famous for his innovative compositions in his paintings and later in his sculptures. Degas created a tremendous amount of artworks. For an example, just with his ballerina images and sculptures, the surviving artworks total more than 1,500 plus in various stages of development (sketches, prints, monotypes, paintings, drawings and sculptures). For 10 years he sketched the young women training and then reused the sketches for new artworks during the next 40 years. The early rehearsal scenes were done in oil; and in 1878, he started using pastels for his dancers, nudes and horse-track scenes.
Included : Full color card with image of original artwork. Description card about artist and artwork. Both cards are in four languages.
Size: 7.5"h X 3.5"w X 3"L
Item Type: Statue
Material: bonded bronze
Weight (lbs): 3