Degas 1881 expo

 

 

Impressionism, a historical reconstruction:

Edgar Degas

(1834-1917)

At the 6th impressionist exposition in 1881

an impression of his exhibited art-works

 

Which art-works did Degas exhibit in 1881?
On this page you will find an accounted impression of the about 16 art-works that were shown by Edgar Degas at the 6th ‘impressionist’ exposition in 1881 (catalogue numbers: 12-19+hc4). Degas showed the sculpture of his famous little dancer. Probably he also showed 8 art-works outside the catalogue (=hc). 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 shown outside the catalogue:
The suggestions for the 8 works exhibited outside the catalogue (=hc) are very uncertain, so this also makes the identification of the used technique hard to make. I will add some similar scenes to compare, but the techniques don’t fit the suggestions given in the reviews, this contradicts the suggestions of Moffett (R2,p354).

 

 

Clarification:
The medium of no.17+18 was not specified, which means mostly it was an oil painting, but probably they were pastels. Most suggestions are (very) uncertain. For the (very) uncertain suggestions for the 8 works exhibited outside the catalogue (=hc) see above. See link for the identification of paintings. 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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