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Edgar Degas: Ballet, seen from a Loge, 1885
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Edgar Degas

[French Realist/Impressionist Painter and Sculptor, 1834-1917]

• Also known as:  Hilaire-Germain-Edgar Degas
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  Misc Sites  
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  Articles  
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Museums and Public Art Galleries Worldwide:
Notable SiteArt Institute of Chicago   NEW!

Notable SiteBirmingham Museums & Art Gallery, UK
A Roman Beggar Woman, 1857

Notable SiteDallas Museum of Art, Texas   NEW!
(There is a "Download" link for zooming in on some works, but confusingly this may take a while to become active)

Notable SiteEdgar Degas at the Detroit Institute of Arts, Michigan
16 works online

Notable SiteFine Arts Museums of San Francisco   NEW!
Many works online

Notable SiteFitzwilliam Museum at the University of Cambridge, UK

Notable SiteFitzwilliam Museum PHAROS Website, Cambridge, UK

Notable SiteGuggenheim Museum, New York City
Click "View all" to see a total of 4 works online

Notable SiteHermitage Museum, Saint Petersburg, Russia
11 works by Degas

Notable SiteJ. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles
56 works online by Degas

Notable SiteLouvre Museum Graphic Art Database, Paris (in French)  
Many works on paper online

Notable SiteMetropolitan Museum of Art, New York City   NEW!  

Notable SiteMusée d'Orsay, Paris

Notable SiteMuseum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas  
The Russian Dancer, pastel and charcoal drawing, 1895

Notable SiteMuseum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas  
Woman Drying Herself, charcoal and pastel drawing, ca.1905

Notable SiteMuseum of Fine Arts, Boston   NEW!
Pastel collection online

Notable SiteMuseum of Fine Arts, Boston   NEW!
Sculpture collection online

Notable SiteMuseum of Fine Arts, Boston   NEW!
Paintings collection online

Notable SiteMuseum of Fine Arts, Boston   NEW!
Drawings collection online

Notable SiteMuseum of Modern Art, New York City  
Includes biographical information about the artist

Notable SiteNational Galleries of Scotland, Edinburgh   NEW!

Notable SiteNational Gallery, London, UK

Notable SiteNational Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.   NEW!
Includes a biography of the artist

Notable SiteNational Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.   NEW!
The Dance Lesson

Notable SiteNational Gallery of Australia, Canberra
A Nanny in the Luxembourg Gardens, Paris, ca.1875

Notable SiteNational Gallery of Canada, Ottawa  
Many works

Notable SiteNeue Pinakothek, Munich, Germany

Notable SiteNorton Simon Museum, Pasadena, California

Notable SiteRéunion des Musées Nationaux, France (in French)  
About 11 works displayed over 2 pages of search results

Notable SiteStädel Museum, Frankfurt, Germany
Orchestra Musicians (Musiciens à l'orchestre)

Notable SiteTate Gallery, London, UK

Notable SiteYale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Connecticut  
Pathway in a Field

Notable SiteYale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Connecticut  
Dancer Ready to Dance, with Right Foot Forward

Notable SiteYale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Connecticut  
The False Start

Ackland Art Museum at the University of North Carolina

Amgueddfa Cymru - National Museum Wales, Cardiff

Art Collection of the Biblioteca Luis Ángel Arango, Colombia

Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto
Grande Arabesque, troisième temps

Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto
Woman at her Bath

Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto - Provenance Research
Grande Arabesque, troisième temps, bronze statue

Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto - Provenance Research
Woman at Her Bath

Arthur Ross Gallery at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia

Ball State Museum of Art, Indiana
Expectant Mother (Femme enceinte)

Barber Institute of Fine Arts, Birmingham, UK
Miss La La at the Cirque Fernando

Blanton Museum of Art at the University of Texas, Austin
Leaving the Bath, ca.1879-80

Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Maine (Zoomable)
Portrait of Manet, etching, 1864-65

Brooklyn Museum, New York City

Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Charleston, the country home of the Bloomsbury Group, East Sussex, England

Chi-Mei Museum, Taiwan (in Chinese)  
Femme se lavant jambe gauche

Christchurch Art Gallery / Te Puna O Waiwhetu, New Zealand

Chrysler Museum, Norfolk, Virginia

Cincinnati Art Museum, Ohio   NEW!
Dancer in Her Dressing Room

Clark Art Institute, Williamstown, Massachusetts
Woman Viewed from Behind, ca.1879

Clark Art Institute, Williamstown, Massachusetts
The Dancing Lesson, ca.1880

Clark Art Institute, Williamstown, Massachusetts
Little Dancer Aged Fourteen, 1880-81

Clark Art Institute, Williamstown, Massachusetts
The Entrance of the Masked Dancers, pastel, ca.1884

Clark Art Institute, Williamstown, Massachusetts
Three Ballet Dancers, monotype, ca.1878-80

Clark Art Institute, Williamstown, Massachusetts - Provenance Research Project
Before the Race, ca.1882

Cleveland Museum of Art, Ohio

Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.
Cabaret, 1876/77
Dance Class (Ècole de danse), ca.1873

Courtauld Institute of Art, London, UK
8 works by or related to the artist

Currier Gallery of Art, New Hampshire

Davistown Museum, Liberty, Maine
Mlle. Carpentier, ca.1860s

Dixon Gallery and Gardens, Tennessee
Dancer Adjusting Her Shoe, pastel

Dublin City Gallery | The Hugh Lane, Dublin, Ireland   NEW!

Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection, Washington, D.C.
The Song Rehearsal
Giulia Bellelli


E.G. Bührle Collection, Zurich
(Click on the title to see a specific work, then click on the image to enlarge)

Folkwang Museum, Essen, Germany (in German)  

Fondation Bemberg Museum, Toulouse, France
Femme à la coiffeuse

Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art at the University of Oklahoma
Danseuse à la barre

Frick Collection, New York City   NEW!
Study of a Male Nude with a Sword
The Rehearsal


Gemeentemuseum, The Hague
Study for Little Dancer Aged Fourteen, 1879-80

Glasgow Museums, Scotland
Dancers on a Bench

Glasgow Museums, Scotland
Grande Arabesque, Premier Temps

Hammer Museum, California
Woman at her Toilette (les bras), monotype, 1880-85

Hammer Museum, California
Dancer, Arm Too Far behind the Head, 1880-85

Harvard University Art Museums, Massachusetts
Harvard have works in their collections, but unfortunately you have to type in the search yourself

Hill-Stead Museum, Farmington, Connecticut

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington D.C.   NEW!

Hyde Collection Art Museum, Glens Falls, New York
Draught Horse, ca.1881

Hyde Collection Art Museum, Glens Falls, New York
Dancer with Red Stockings, 1883-85

Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indiana

Joslyn Art Museum, Omaha, Nebraska
Little Dancer Aged Fourteen

Kimbell Art Museum, Fort Worth, Texas   NEW!

Kunstmuseum Basel, Switzerland
Alphabetically under "D"

Le Musée des Beaux-Arts de Tours, France (in French)  
Le Calvaire, copie d'après Mantegna, ca.1861

Los Angeles County Museum of Art   NEW!

MacKenzie Art Gallery, Saskatchewan

Meadows Museum at Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas
Bather Drying Herself, or After the Bath, pastel on paper, ca.1895

Memorial Art Gallery of the University of Rochester, New York
Dancer Holding Her Right Foot in Her Right Hand, bronze
Dancer, Seen from Behind
Dancers
Woman Washing Her Left Leg
, bronze

Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum, St. Louis, Missouri

Milwaukee Art Museum, Wisconsin
La Causerie (Conversation at the Racetrack)

Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minnesota  

Musée cantonal des Beaux-Arts, Lausanne, Switzerland

Musée des Beaux-Arts de Lyon, France (in French)  
Danseuses sur la scène

Musée des Beaux-Arts de Lyon, France (in French)  
Le Café-concert des Ambassadeurs

Musee Jenisch, Vevey, Switzerland (in French)  
Portrait (Victorien Sardou?), ca.1880

Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Buenos Aires, Argentina (in Spanish)  

Museu Calouste Gulbenkian, Lisbon
Portrait of Henri Michel-Lévy

Museu de Arte de São Paulo, Brazil (in Portuguese)  

Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam
Petite Danseuse

Museum of Modern Art, New York City - Provenance Research Project
At the Milliner's (Chez la modiste), ca.1882

Nasher Sculpture Center, Dallas, Texas

National Gallery of Victoria, Australia
2 works online

National Museums Liverpool, UK
Woman ironing

New Art Gallery, Walsall, England
2 works online

New Carlsberg Glyptotek, Copenhagen
3 paintings online

North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh
Le Repos, ca.1893

Oskar Reinhart Collection, Switzerland
Dancer in the Dressing Room, ca.1878/79

Philadelphia Museum of Art

Philadelphia Museum of Art
Mini-site for a 2003 exhibition: Degas and the Dance

Phoenix Art Museum, Arizona
Portrait of a Lady

Pierpont Morgan Library, New York City
Mlle Bécat at the Café des Ambassadeurs

Pierpont Morgan Library, New York City
Three Studies of a Dancer

Portland Museum of Art, Maine
Click thumbnail #3

Princeton University Art Museum, New Jersey

Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts, Moscow
Blue Dancers, 1890s

Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane, Australia
Three dancers at a dancing class, ca.1888-90

Reading Public Museum, Pennsylvania
The Laundress

Rhode Island School of Design Museum of Art
Dancer with a Bouquet (see top row)

Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium Catalogue (in French)  
Cheval au trot

San Diego Museum of Art, California   NEW!

Smart Museum of Art at the University of Chicago

Southampton City Art Gallery, England

Staatliche Kunsthalle Karlsruhe, Germany ( in German)  
Sängerin in einem Pariser Gartencafé, watercolor, 1880

Statens Museum for Kunst (National Gallery of Denmark), Copenhagen
Click "English" at the top right to switch the default language, then click "Search"

Studio Esseci, Italy (in Italian)  
Click "Immagini" to see a large image from a 2003 exhibition

Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Israel
The work isn't visible on the first page; keep clicking "next"

Teylers Museum, Haarlem, Netherlands   NEW!
Works from the museum's drawings and engravings collection

The Albertina, Vienna
Two dancers, 1905

The Albertina Graphic Art Databank, Vienna (in German)  

Edgar Degas at the The British Museum, London, UK

The Essence of Line: French Drawings from Ingres to Degas

The Ordrupgaard Collection, Charlottenlund, Denmark
Children on a Staircase (New Orleans, sketch), 1873

The Ordrupgaard Collection, Charlottenlund, Denmark
Three Dancers, pastel on paper, ca.1898

The Ordrupgaard Collection, Charlottenlund, Denmark
Woman Combing Her Hair, pastel on paper, ca.1895-1900

The Walters Art Museum, Maryland   NEW!

Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum, Madrid
(Images are zoomable; click on the "expand" icon below the detail image)

Toledo Museum of Art, Ohio
The Dancers (Click the "Works on Paper" category)

University of Iowa Museum of Art, Iowa City
Au Louvre: La Peinture (Mary Cassatt), 1863

Valtion Taidemuseo (Finnish National Gallery), Helsinki, Finland

Valtion Taidemuseo (Finnish National Gallery), Helsinki, Finland

Victoria and Albert Museum Catalogue, London, UK
The Ballet Scene from Meyerbeer's Opera 'Robert Le Diable', 1876

Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond
Prancing Horse, ca.1865-81

Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond
At the Races: Before the Start, ca.1885-92

Von der Heydt-Museum, Wuppertal, Germany (in German)  

Wallraf-Richartz-Museum, Cologne, Germany (mostly in German)  

Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester, UK
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National Art Databases and Museum Inventories:

Art Fund for UK Museums
Quite a few works online

Danish Museums Online (in Danish)  
(You can switch to English by going to the very top of the site, but the viewable works are much fewer)

UK National Inventory of Continental European Paintings (NICE)

 
Art Market:
(e.g. records of past sales at auction; sites providing examples of the artist's signature)
Art Signature Dictionary   NEW!

Christie's Past Sale Archive
(database goes as far back as 1991; images go about as far back as 1999)

Sotheby's Sold Lot Archive
(database goes as far back as 1998; images where permitted by copyright go about as far back as 2001)

 
Pictures from Image Archives:
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Website about Edgar Degas and his paintings

Notable SiteEdgar Degas at The Art Renewal Center

Notable SiteEdgar Degas at The Artchive  

Notable SiteEdgar Degas at The Athenaeum  
Numerous works online by Degas

Notable SiteEdgar Degas in the WebMuseum  

Notable SiteWikimedia Commons Image Database  

Notable SiteWorld Visit Guide (formerly Insecula)

Bildindex der Kunst und Architektur (in German)  
(a welcome screen is displayed for a couple of seconds before the search results appear)

Boston College Fine Arts Department

Boston College Fine Arts Department

California State University WorldImages Database  

Edgar Degas at CGFA  

Ciudad de la Pintura (in Spanish)  

Digital Images — Photography by Ron Reznick
The Little Dancer, aged 14, 1878-81

El Poder de la Palabra (The Power of the Word) (in Spanish)  

Google Art Project
Swaying Dancer (Dancer in Green) (Museo Thyssen - Bornemisza, Madrid)

Humanities Web  

New York Public Library Digital Gallery

Olga's Gallery

PBase Photo Sharing
(Tip: Set the image size to "original" to see photos at their highest resolution)
A young dancer of fourteen

Rasiel's Wallpapers
(Click on the size of the scan you wish to view)

RKD Netherlands Imagebase   NEW!
Eclectic database of images that range from old black-and-white photos to superb, zoomable reproductions

State Hermitage Museum Unofficial Site

The Halter Collection

USC Annenberg School for Communication

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Miscellaneous Sites:
ArtDaily - Exhibition Photo Galleries
Degas at Harvard (4 works online)

Dickinson Agents and Dealers in Fine Art, London, UK -- Notable past sales

FBI Art Theft Program
Details of 5 drawings stolen from the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston

Peter Nahum At The Leicester Galleries, London, UK
Archive of past displayed works which are "sold" or "not for sale"

The BBC
2 works online

The Fine Arts Conservancy, Florida
Interesting before-and-after examples of artwork restorations
Woman on an Orange Chaise, pastel drawing

The Fine Arts Conservancy, Florida
Interesting before-and-after examples of artwork restorations
Spanish Dancer, bronze

The Modernist Journals Project
(Click "Retrieve Images" to see artworks)

The Running Horse
1869 Carriage at the Races

The Running Horse
Racehorses at Longchamp

The Running Horse
Le faux départ, 1869-72

Thomas Gibson Fine Art Ltd., London, UK -- Notable past sales
Chez La Modiste, pastel, ca.1883

 
Articles and Reference Sites:
Notable SiteEncyclopedia Britannica complete article on Edgar Degas  
Note: The full version of the article is available only if you follow this link. If you bookmark the article and return later, or if you navigate directly to the Britannica website, you will see a 100-word preview only. Troubleshooting

Notable SiteRKD Netherlands Institute for Art History  

Notable SiteUnion List of Artist Names (Getty Museum)  
Reference sheet with basic information about the artist and pointers to other references.

Notable SiteWikipedia, the "Open Content" Encyclopedia
Biographical info

Antiques & Fine Art Magazine
Jockeys at Epsom, ca.1860-62

Antiques & Fine Art Magazine
"Picasso Looks at Degas" (2010)

Arcadian Galleries
Biography of the artist

Art + Auction Magazine
"Degas bronzes, all of which were cast posthumously, have always been controversial..."

International Herald Tribune (now part of the New York Times organization)
"A Magnificent New Perspective on Degas," article by Souren Melikian

Nineteenth-Century Art Worldwide
Ocular Anxiety and the Pink Tea Cup: Edgar Degas's Woman with Bandage

Nineteenth-Century Art Worldwide
Reading the Animal in Degas's Young Spartans

Slate Magazine
"Camera Obscura: Degas' funereal photography," article by Christopher Benfey

Slate Magazine
"Better Late Than Never: The second half of Edgar Degas' career turns out to have been as powerful as the first," article by Christopher Benfey

The Art Newspaper
(Tip: Click "Zoom navigable", not the thumbnail, to get the largest image size)
"The silence of the Degas scholars", 2010 article on the newly discovered original sculpture casts

The Guardian Newspaper, UK
Essay on Hélène Rouart in Her Father's Study, 1886

The Guardian Newspaper, UK
Essay on Princess Pauline de Metternich, ca.1865

The New York Observer
"Degas' Private Collection Makes for Perfect Met Show", article by Hilton Kramer

The New York Observer
"Loner, Misfit Degas: Lover of Bathers Was Never Impressionist", article by Hilton Kramer

Vanity Fair Magazine
"Degas and the Dancers", 2002 article by John Richardson

Wikiquote, compendium of quotations from the Wikimedia Foundation


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The Private Collection of Edgar Degas


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Degas in New Orleans


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Degas Pastels


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Drawings of Degas (Master Draughtsman Series)


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Degas and the Little Dancer


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'Degas at the Races


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Landscape with Smokestacks: The Case of the Allegedly Plundered Degas


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Masters of Art: Degas


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