Two Dancers

Edgar Degas French

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This freely brushed drawing belongs to the stock of figure studies Degas executed in sepia wash on colored papers for his great rehearsal pictures of the mid-1870s. The dancers are posed to the left and right of the ballet master in The Dance Class (Musée d'Orsay, Paris), begun in 1873, and the one at right also appears, looking into a mirror, in The Met's version of 1874 (1987.47.1).

Two Dancers, Edgar Degas (French, Paris 1834–1917 Paris), Dark brown wash and white gouache on bright pink commercially coated wove paper, now faded to pale pink

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