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
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