Degas 1880 expo

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Edgar Degas (1834-1917)

Pictures 5th impressionist exposition 1880

Catalogue numbers: 33-44+hc2


General introduction:

Here you will find an impression of the at least 14 pictures that were shown by Degas at the 5th ‘impressionist’ exposition. Sometimes the identification of a painting is ‘uncertain’, see. Sometimes to ‘compare’ another picture is given that is (probably) similar to the painting that was exhibited. For explanation of the subscriptions, seeSee here for an account (references, translations, info, discussion and locations on Google-maps). See here for the general references (=R) and here for references to internet pages (=iR). My main sources for the pictures were: (=iR2), Google images (=iR10) and (=iR59).


1880-33, (not exhibited) petites filles Spartiates provoquant des garcons (1860). Now: Degas, 1860ca, Spartans exercising , 110×155, NG London (iR2;R26,no86)

1880-34, Petite danseuse de quatorze ans (statuette en cire) (not exhibited). Now: Degas, 1881ca, the little fourteen year old dancer, bronze + mixed techniques, 99×35, NGA Washington (iR2;iR59;R26,p160) = 1881-12


1880-35, Portraits à la bourse. Now: Degas, 1878-79, CR499, At the Stock Exchange, 100×81, Orsay, (iR59;iR2;R2,p278;R26,no454) = 1879-61

1880-36, Portrait. Very uncertain: Degas, 1877ca, CR441, Mll Malo, 81×65 NGA Washington (iR2;iR10; R26,no419)

1880-37, Portrait. Very uncertain: Degas, 1877, CR442, Portrait of a Woman, 65×54 (or 86×77), Detroit IA (iR2;R26,no420)


1880-38, Étude de loge au théâtre (pastel). Now: Degas, 1880, CR584, the loge, pastel, 66×53, private (iR59;R26,no762)

1880-39, Toilette, pastel. Perhaps: Degas, 1879ca, CR554, After the Bath, pastel on monotype, 21×16, private, (iR6;R26,no864)


1880-40, Examen de danse; pastel. Now: Degas, 1880ca, CR576, The Dancing Examination, pastel, 62×47, Denver AM, (iR2;iR59;R26,no761)

1880-41, Danseuses. Maybe: Degas, 1879, CR559, Two Ballet Dancers, pastel, 45×65, Shelburne M, (iR2;iR59;R26,no738)


1880-42-1, dessins. Very uncertain: Degas, 1879-80ca, Edmond Duranty, drawing, 31×47, Metropolitan (iR10;R27,p22;R26,no558)

1880-42-2, dessins. Very uncertain: Degas, 18xx, Portrait of Diego Martelli, drawing, xx, xx (iR10)


1880-43-1, dessins. Very uncertain: Degas, 1878-9, 4 studies of the 14 year old little dancer, drawing, 48×31, Louvre CdD (iR10;R3,p122;R27,p59)

1880-43-2, dessins. Very uncertain: Degas, 1880ca, CR586bis, three studies of a dancer, drawing, 81×51 (or:46×61), private (iR10;R26,no766;R27,p57)


1880-44-1 Eaux-fortes, Essais et états de planches. Very uncertain: Degas, 1880ca, Mary Cassatt at the Louvre, dry etch, 27×24, TMA Ohio (iR59;R27,p25)

1880-44-2, Eaux-fortes. Essais et états de planches. Very uncertain: Degas, 1879-80, Actresses in Their Dressing Rooms, etch, 23×31, Metropolitan (iR8)


1880-44+hc1, xx. Option 1: Degas, 1878, CR476, Dancer with a Bouquet of Flowers, pastel, 40×50, Providence RISD (or Orsay), (iR2;R26,no509)
1880-44+hc2, La leçon de danse. Now: Degas, 1879-85ca, CR625, The Dance Lesson, 38×88, coll PM Virginia, (iR6;iR2;R26,no786)