The Fireside

Monotype in black ink on white heavy laid paper | 42.5 x 58.6cm | c. 1876-77

Edgar Degas

As Degas strove to represent the female body with greater truth, women engaged in the intimate rituals of both the bath and the brothel became his frequent themes. During the 1870s, when novels by J.-K. Huysmans, Edmond de Goncourt, and Émile Zola fo...
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