The Dance Lesson

Pastel and black chalk on three pieces of wove paper, joined together | 64.5 x 56.2cm | c. 1879

Edgar Degas

Degas made various adjustments to this composition, presumably to accommodate the violinist in his final design. He added strips of paper at the top and to the right, and there is evidence to suggest that he may have altered the dancer's pose. A past...
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