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Head of Thérèse Degas, profile to L.: PD.24-1978

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Current Location: In storage


Head of Thérèse Degas, profile to L.
Study of draped figure and a detail of drapery


Draughtsman: Degas, Edgar




History note: Guiot; Sir T.D. Barlow; A.S.F. Gow

Measurements and weight

Height: 285 mm
Width: 236 mm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1978-02-08) by Gow, A. S. F.


Study on verso appears to be of a bare-footed monk, reading. It is probably a copy of a painting, but a virtual replica of it is in th collection of Maurice Exsteens, who suggests that the drawing is from a model.

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Components of the work

Support composed of paper ( pinkish)
Medium, Verso composed of whitening chalk

Techniques used in production

Drawing : Recto: graphite verso: chalk with white highlights on pink washed paper

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: (Degas' studio stamp)
  • Location: Verso
  • Method of creation: Stamp
  • Text: Les plis de la robe / sont très tirés
  • Location: Verso, middle left
  • Text: manteau
  • Location: Lower left

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Identification numbers

Accession number: PD.24-1978
Primary reference Number: 6280
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 24 May 2022 Last processed: Tuesday 13 June 2023

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Paintings, Drawings and Prints

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