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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)

1895-00

Artist
Edgar Germain Hilaire Degas (1834-1917)

Foundry
A A Hébrard Foundry, Paris

Bronze cast

Height: 45.5 cm;

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

Acquisition
2010; allocation;
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, it demonstrates his ability to capture and give dignity to a fleeting moment of effort. The woman depicted here was one of Degas’ regular models, Pauline, who in an interview after his death talked about the great strain of holding this particular pose. (Permanent collection label)



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

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