Three Dancers Preparing for Class

Edgar Degas French

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The seated dancer in this pastel was derived from a study dated December 1878 of the fifteen-year-old Melina Darde. That drawing and those which explored the poses of the two dancers in the foreground belonged to a stock of figure drawings that Degas used for his larger compositions. There is another variant of this pastel in a private collection.

Three Dancers Preparing for Class, Edgar Degas (French, Paris 1834–1917 Paris), Pastel on buff-colored wove paper

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