Large Sculptures

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The Little Fourteen-Year-Old Dancer - Bronze Figure - Edgar Degas

The Little Fourteen-Year-Old Dancer - Bronze Figure - Edgar Degas

The title of the sculpture on the left is “The Little Fourteen-Year-Old Dancer” (Petite danseuse de quatorze ans). It was created by Edgar Degas. The model for this essentially realistic work is known to have been Marie Van Goethem. Born on June 7, 1865, she was a student at the École de Danse in Paris, and by 1880 she had been engaged as a dancer at the Opéra.

The care with which Degas observed his model is reflected not only in the sculpture itself, but also in the unusual number of surviving sketches of the model in charcoal and pastel, as well as in a preparatory sculptural study of the figure in the nude.

Edgar Degas (1834-1917), born Hilaire-Germain-Edgar De Gas, was a French artist famous for his paintings, sculptures, prints, and drawings. He is especially identified with the subject of dance. More than half of his works depict dancers. He is regarded as one of the founders of Impressionism, although he rejected the term, and preferred to be called a realist.
Details:
Width: 18 cm
Height: 38 cm
Depth: 13 cm
Weight: 5,5 kg
The Little Fourteen-Year-Old Dancer - Bronze Figure - Edgar Degas
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