Visit to a Museum

Edgar Degasabout 1879 - 1890

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

This canvas belongs to a group of pictures in which Degas painted women looking at art in museums. In reference to another work in the series, the perversely contradictory and impish Degas nonetheless remarked to British painter Walter Sickert that he wanted to "give the idea of that bored and respectfully crushed and impressed absence of sensation that women experience in front of paintings."

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  • Title: Visit to a Museum
  • Date Created: about 1879 - 1890
  • Physical Dimensions: w68 x h91.8 mm
  • Type: Panels
  • Rights: Gift of Mr. and Mrs. John McAndrew. Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. All Rights Reserved.
  • External Link: http://www.mfa.org/collections/object/visit-to-a-museum-34041
  • Medium: Oil on canvas
  • Inscription: Stamped, lower left: degas
  • City, state, country: France
  • By: Edgar Degas

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