Portrait of a Young Woman

Edgar Degas French

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 815

This small portrait appears to be a rapidly executed study of mood and figure type. Degas, who was closely attuned to the nuances of gesture and expression, focused on capturing the woman’s contemplative gaze, treating her costume and the background in a more summary fashion.

Portrait of a Young Woman, Edgar Degas (French, Paris 1834–1917 Paris), Oil on canvas

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