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Dancer Ready to Dance, the Right Foot Forward
Dancer Ready to Dance, the Right Foot Forward
Dancer Ready to Dance, the Right Foot Forward
Dancer Ready to Dance, the Right Foot Forward
Dancer Ready to Dance, the Right Foot Forward
Dancer Ready to Dance, the Right Foot Forward
Dancer Ready to Dance, the Right Foot Forward

Photo credit: The Henry Barber Trust, The Barber Institute of Fine Arts, University of Birmingham

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This figure is one of more than 30 studies Degas of ballerinas, his favourite subject matter. The pose suggests a ballerina in class or on the stage and was probably inspired by dancers of the Paris Opéra. It is one of 22 casts made posthumously from the cast of a wax model found in Degas’ studio. His models in wax and clay were a private medium, like sketches or drawings, in which he explored formal problems that fascinated him.

The Barber Institute of Fine Arts

Birmingham


Date

c.1885–1891

Medium

bronze

Measurements

H 56.5 x W 25.5 x D 20.5 cm

Accession number

48.17

Acquisition method

purchased at Sotheby's, 1948

Work type

Sculpture


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