Bather Drying Herself, Edgar Degas (French, Paris 1834–1917 Paris), Charcoal and pastel, heightened with white chalk, on tracing paper (mounted on cardboard)

Bather Drying Herself

Edgar Degas (French, Paris 1834–1917 Paris)
ca. 1892
Charcoal and pastel, heightened with white chalk, on tracing paper (mounted on cardboard)
Sheet: 10 3/8 x 10 3/8 in. (26.4 x 26.4cm)
Credit Line:
Bequest of Stephen C. Clark, 1960
Accession Number:
Not on view
Signature: in graphite, lower right: Degas
Albert S. Henraux (French); Stephen C. Clark (American); Donor: Stephen C. Clark (American)
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