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Danseuse au tambourin: M.4-1990

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Danseuse au tambourin
Translated as: Dancer with tambourine
(Dancer with tambourine)


Degas, Edgar (Sculptor)


Figure of dancer, brown wax with pieces of wire in the hands. (Rewald XXXIV); on wooden base.


History note: Degas heirs, 1917; A.A. Hébrard; Nelly Hébrard; sold 1955 to M. Knoedler & Co., New York; sold 1956 to Mr and Mrs Paul Mellon, Upperville, VA.

Legal notes

Given by Mr and Mrs Paul Mellon in honour of Professor Michael Jaffé, Director 1973-1990.

Place(s) associated

  • Paris ⪼ France

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1990) by Mellon, Paul, Mr and Mrs


4th quarter 19th Century
Circa 1882 - 1895 1895

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Figure: composed of wax ( brown) wire Base: composed of wood (plant material) Wax: Height 27.6 cm
With Base: Height 29.4 cm Length 28.2 cm Width 19.3 cm

Techniques used in production

Hand-modelling : Brown wax with pieces of wire, on wooden base

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: signed Degas on wax base

  • Text: Degas
  • Location: On base
  • Signature

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Identification numbers

Accession number: M.4-1990
Primary reference Number: 30428
External ID: CAM_CCF_M_4_1990
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 29 September 2021 Last processed: Wednesday 29 September 2021

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Applied Arts

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