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Girl Dancer at the Barre: PD.32-1978

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Current Location: In storage


Girl Dancer at the Barre


Draughtsman: Degas, Edgar




History note: H. Rouart, sale, 1912; sale, Christie's, 12 June 1914, lot 96 bt. Agnew for L.C.G. Clarke; bequeathed to Andre Gow, 1960

Measurements and weight

Height: 310 mm
Width: 242 mm

Relative size of this object

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Acquisition and important dates

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

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People, subjects and objects depicted

Materials used in production

Black chalk

Components of the work

Support composed of paper ( pink)

Techniques used in production

Drawing : Black chalk on pink paper

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: Ronds de jambe à terre (in the artist's hand)
  • Location: Upper right
  • Method of creation: Black chalk
  • Text: Dessin de Degas / H Rouart (in Rouart's hand)
  • Location: Upper right
  • Method of creation: Brown ink

Identification numbers

Accession number: PD.32-1978
Primary reference Number: 6291
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 24 May 2022 Last processed: Monday 25 July 2022

Associated departments & institutions

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

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