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Portrait of the Dancer Jules Perrot: PD.25-1978

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Current Location: In storage


Portrait of the Dancer Jules Perrot


Draughtsman: Degas, Edgar




History note: Degas Sale III, 157-2; with Thos. Agnew, 43 Old Bond Street, No. 9077, and the Lefevre Gallery, Bruton St. London, 1954; bt. A.S.F. Gow (£600)

Measurements and weight

Height: 470 mm
Width: 312 mm

Relative size of this object

31.2 m47 m What does this represent?

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Acquisition and important dates

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


Production date: AD 1875 : dated by Shackelford

School or Style


Materials used in production

Black chalk
Conté crayon (TM)

Components of the work

Support composed of paper
Mediuum composed of charcoal

Techniques used in production

Drawing : Black chalk, conté? crayon, charcoal highlighted with white, on paper

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: Reflet rouge de la chamise dans le cou / pantalon bleu / flanelle / tête rose
  • Location: Upper right
  • Text: (Degas' sale stamp) (L.658)
  • Location: Lower left
  • Method of creation: Stamp, red
  • Text: Pb 651
  • Location: Verso
  • Method of creation: Blue chalk
  • Text: 2285
  • Location: Verso
  • Method of creation: Black chalk
  • Text: 2
  • Location: Verso
  • Method of creation: Black chalk

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Identification numbers

Accession number: PD.25-1978
Primary reference Number: 6281
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Friday 16 July 2021 Last processed: Friday 16 July 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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