Degas 1879 expo



Impressionism, a historical reconstruction:

Edgar Degas


At the 4th impressionist exposition in 1879

an impression of his exhibited art-works


Which art-works did Degas exhibit in 1879?
On this page you will find an accounted impression of the about 26 art-works that were shown by Edgar Degas at the 4th ‘impressionist’ exposition in 1879 (catalogue numbers: 57-81+hc2). Degas showed 6 works made with tempera and 5 fans. I render the pictures by theme and technique. 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 or maybe not exhibited:
No. 67 (perhaps) wasn’t exhibited. Maybe the numbers 59 + 61 + 69 also weren’t exhibited, but because this is (very) uncertain, I count them as exhibited.


Probably two works were exhibited outside the catalogue (=hors catalogue=hc). For no. 76 ‘portrait’ I couldn’t find an option. No. 67 probably wasn’t exhibited↑. Many suggestions are (quite) certain, some 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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