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Dancer looking at the sole of her right foot (Danseuse regardant 
la plante de son pied droit)
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Dancer looking at the sole of her right foot (Danseuse regardant la plante de son pied droit)

Circa 1895

Artist
Edgar Germain Hilaire Degas (1834-1917)

Foundry
A A Hébrard Foundry, Paris

Bronze cast

Height: 45.5 cm;

Inscription
Inscription, stamped (?), founder's mark:
A A Hébrard
Inscription, inscribed, signed in the metal

Acquisition
McLaren, Anne (Dame); bequest; 2010, Accepted by HM Government in Lieu of Inheritance Tax and allocated to the Samuel Courtauld Trust (for The Courtauld Gallery) in March 2010. NB if lent to UK public collection, cannot use GIS.
S.2010.XX.1

About this work
One of the very few sculptures of ballet dancers known to have been cast in plaster during Degas’ lifetime, this work demonstrates the artist’s ability to capture and give dignity to a fleeting moment of effort. In an interview after his death one of Degas’ regular models, Pauline, described the difficulty of holding this pose. (Permanent collection label)



This work is not on display
While we make every effort to ensure this information is correct, displays are subject to last-minute changes.



Copyright: © The Samuel Courtauld Trust, The Courtauld Gallery, London. Accepted by HM Government in Lieu of Inheritance Tax and allocated to the Samuel Courtauld Trust for The Courtauld Gallery in 2010.

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