Dancer Adjusting Her Shoe

Edgar Degas1885

Dixon Gallery and Gardens

Dixon Gallery and Gardens


  • Title: Dancer Adjusting Her Shoe
  • Creator: Edgar Degas
  • Date: 1885
  • Physical Dimensions: 18 3/4 x 23 1/2 inches
  • Description: Edgar Degas created Dancer Adjusting Her Shoe in the mid-1880s, when he was at the height of his powers. As only one of Degas’s mastery with charcoal and pastel could achieve, the work is a spontaneously executed sketch, but still has the bearing of a fully resolved work of graphic art. The sureness of his hand allowed Degas to capture a young dancer, adjusting her slipper and absently scratching her arm, with all the resolution necessary to give the work its expressive power.
  • Provenance: Bequest of Mr. and Mrs. Hugo N. Dixon
  • Type: Pastels
  • Rights: Dixon Gallery and Gardens. For Terms and Conditions for use of this image please contact the Registrar at 901-761-5250.
  • Medium: Pastel on paper


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