Woman Drying Her Foot

Edgar Degas French

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 817

In this pastel and another of 1885–86 (Musée d'Orsay, Paris) Degas explored the expressive potential of a bather doubled-up, snail-like, drying her foot. The blue, yellow, and green harmonies in the two works are typical of many of his bather pastels, but the hues here are more high-keyed.

Woman Drying Her Foot, Edgar Degas (French, Paris 1834–1917 Paris), Pastel on buff wove paper, affixed to original pulpboard mount

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