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Study for 'Ballet Scene'

Drawing
1876 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

One of four sheets [E.2686 to 3688-1919] of studies of nuns for the oil painting, "The Ballet Scene from Meyerbeer's Robert il Diavolo", in the Ionides Collection [CAI.19]. On the back of E.3695-1919 is another similar study.


object details
Category
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Brush and sepia
Brief Description
Hilaire Germain Edgar Degas, Studies of nuns for the oil painting The Ballet Scene from Meyerbeer's 'Robert le Diable' [Robert the Devil] (CAI.19), brush and sepia

French School
Physical Description
One of four sheets [E.2686 to 3688-1919] of studies of nuns for the oil painting, "The Ballet Scene from Meyerbeer's Robert il Diavolo", in the Ionides Collection [CAI.19]. On the back of E.3695-1919 is another similar study.
Dimensions
  • Height: 28cm
  • Width: 45cm
Marks and Inscriptions
Degas (Signed with the artist's stamp)
Object history
One of 5 drawings bought at auction on 9th April 1919 [E.3685 to 3689-1919]. Bought at the Degas Sale by C R D Maclagan on behalf of the V&A. E.3685 and 3686-1919 were lot 363; E.3687 and 3688-1919 were lot 364; E.3689-1919 was lot 388.
Associated Object
CAI.19 (Object)
Bibliographic References
  • Tableaux, pastels et dessins par Edgar Degas, et provenant de son atelier. 1919 April 7-9 Paris, Galerie Georges Petit
  • Victoria and Albert Museum, Department of Engraving, Illustration and Design & Department of Paintings, Accessions 1919, London: Printed Under the Authority of His Majesty's Stationery Office, 1921
  • p. 92Henri Loyrette, Degas : a new vision Melbourne, Victoria : Council of Trustees of the National Gallery of Victoria, 2016. 9781925432121
Collection
Accession Number
E.3686-1919

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record createdJune 30, 2009
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