Degas 1877 expo



Impressionism, a historical reconstruction:

Edgar Degas


at the 3rd impressionist exposition in 1877

an impression of his exhibited art-works


Which art-works did Degas exhibit in 1877?
On this page you will find an accounted impression of the about 28 works that were shown by Edgar Degas at the 3rd ‘impressionist’ exposition in 1877 (catalogue numbers: 37-61+hc). 14 works were monotypes of which at least 8 were enhanced with pastel, many of them were café scenes. I render the pictures by form and in thematical order. Note: If you double click on the first (of a cluster of) pictures and then click on full screen, you can create a slideshow. On a smartphone or laptop you can also zoom in. Enjoy!

Probably / maybe not exhibited:
3 works maybe were not exhibited: no.42 + 51 + 54. I assume no.42 that would be exhibited in 1879 wasn’t and no.51 that probably wasn’t exhibited in 1876 was and also that no.54 was exhibited.



One work was exhibited outside the catalogue (=hors catalogue = hc). The numbers 58-60 all contained at least 2 ‘dessins’ that were probably monotypes. In reality the numbers 37+39+43+44+45+46+47+56 also were monotypes reworked with pastel. Some suggestions are (quite) certain, but many suggestions are (very) uncertain. Sometimes to ‘compare’ another (extra) picture is given that is (probably) similar to the painting that was exhibited, see also identification of pictures. See link for an account. See also a thematical overview of his exhibited art-works. For explanation of the subscriptions, see. See for the used sources at the bottom of the main page about Edgar Degas.


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