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Danseuses aux jupes violettes, bras levés: PD.2-1979

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Current Location: In storage


Danseuses aux jupes violettes, bras levés
Translated as: Female Dancers in Violet Skirts, their Arms Raised


Draughtsman: Degas, Edgar




History note: Durand-Ruel, Frank Thomson, Ann Thomson, Anne Jenyns, R. Soames, Jenyns, Roger G. Jenyns

Legal notes

Accepted in lieu of estate duty.

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Allocated (1979) by H.M. Treasury


Circa 1895 - 1898

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Materials used in production

Black chalk
Pastels (crayons)

Components of the work

Support composed of tracing paper ( two sheets joined, laid down on paper drummed on to thick millboard -)
Millboard Depth 33 mm Height 922 mm Width 530 mm
Frame (old) Depth 60 mm Height 122.5 mm Width 82.7 mm

Techniques used in production

Drawing : Pastels and black chalk, perhaps with gouache in an essence medium over charcoal on tracing paper, laid down on paper drummed on to a thick millboard backing

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: degas
  • Location: Lower left
  • Method of creation: Graphite
  • Type: Signature

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Identification numbers

Accession number: PD.2-1979
Primary reference Number: 6298
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 16 August 2022 Last processed: Tuesday 16 August 2022

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

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