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The Russian Dancer

Edgar Degas1895

The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

This pastel is from a series Edgar Degas drew of dancers from the Ukraine who performed in Paris in the late 1890s. Degas was fascinated by their strange, rhythmic movements and by their colorful costume.

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  • Title: The Russian Dancer
  • Creator: Edgar Degas
  • Date Created: 1895
  • Physical Dimensions: w56.2 x h66.5 cm (sheet)
  • Type: Drawing
  • External Link: MFAH
  • Medium: Pastel, charcoal on joined paper laid down on board
  • Credit Line: The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, gift of the Sara Lee Corporation

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