Nov 5, 2010
May 18, 2006

Victoria Dubourg

Victoria Dubourg

c. 1866

Edgar Degas

(French, 1834-1917)

Graphite

Support: Off-white wove paper

Sheet: 30.9 x 21.9 cm (12 3/16 x 8 5/8 in.)

Mr. and Mrs. Lewis B. Williams Collection 1951.483

Location

Did you know?

Around the time this drawing was made, its subject, Victoria Dubourg, became engaged to the artist Henri Fantin-Latour, also a friend of Degas.

Description

This drawing is one of several studies that Edgar Degas created for a painted portrait of the artist Victoria Dubourg, now in the collection of the Toledo Museum of Art. Here, Degas concentrated on the facial expression of Dubourg, known for her still-lifes of flowers. Attempting to precisely render Dubourg's direct gaze, Degas drew her eyes in greater detail, even adding an additional sketch along the sheet's upper margin.

See also
Collection: 
DR - French
Department: 
Drawings
Type of artwork: 
Drawing
Medium: 
Graphite

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