Edgar Degas (French, 1834 – 1917)

Conversation in real life is full of half-finished sentences and overlapping talk. Why shouldn’t painting be too?

  • Combing the Hair, ca. 1892-95. Drawing, pastel on paper attached to board. Private Collection. (Retrieved from The-Athenaeum Image Database – http://bit.ly/combingthehair)
  • Danseuse [Dancers], 1896. Pastel on paper laid down on thin card, 39.8 x 26.7 cm. Private collection. (Retrieved from The Web Gallery of Impressionism – http://bit.ly/dancers1896)
  • Danseuse au tambourin [Dancer with Tambourine] , c. 1897. Oil on canvas , 32.7 x 40.3 cm. Private collection. (Retrieved from The Web Gallery of Impressionism – http://bit.ly/dancerstambourine)


  1. Degas in the Norton Simon Museum
  2. Edgar Degas: The Complete Works
  3. Getty Union List of Artist Names: Degas, Edgar (Full Record)
  4. Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History: Edgar Degas – Painting & Drawing
  5. MuseumSyndicate: Edgar Degas
  6. National Gallery of Art (NGA): Edgar Degas Virtual Tour
  7. Olga’s Gallery: Edgar Degas
  8. PubHist (Publications on Art History): Edgar Degas
  9. Royal Academy of Arts: Degas and the Ballet – Picturing Movement 
  10. The Web Gallery of Impressionism