Tall Female Dancer, Edgar Degas
Edgar Degas
Tall Female Dancer
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Edgar Degas

Tall Female Dancer, 1900 – 1910 (ca. 1919)


Dimensions
53.2 x 38.0 x 20.0 cm
Physical Description
Bronze
Inventory Number
SGP63
Acquisition
Acquired in 1926
Status
On display

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About the Work

After Degas's death his heirs found numerous statuettes in his studio, among the dust and all manner of tools which the artist had used to record the poses of dancers - presumably as studies. This figure is keeping her balance with one leg raised. Her stance is not a dance position but a training pose. Artistic interest in movement can also be seen in the play of light and shade on the restless surface of the posthumous bronze cast, which still shows traces of the wax modelling. The fact that Degas had never trained as a sculptor allowed him to take a freer, non-academic approach to sculpture.

Work Data

Basic Information

Title
Tall Female Dancer
Sculptor (male)
Period Produced
School
Object Type
Physical Description
Bronze
Material
Technique
Label at the Time of Manufacture
Degas; CIRE PERDUE A. A. HEBRARD; 23/O

Property and Acquisition

Institution
Administration
Collection
Picture Copyright
© Städel Museum, Foto: U. Edelmann
Acquisition
Acquired in 1926

Work Content

Motifs and References

Genre
Main Motif

Iconclass

Primary
  • 48C8422 female dancer
  • 31A262522(+89) standing on one leg, the other leg backwards held by hand(s) (+ nude human being)

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20.08.2019