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Mademoiselle Malo

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

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The sitter is believed to have been a dancer at the Paris Opéra. Degas has used a controlled sensitivity in the pastelwork of the subject's face, whereas the remainder of the composition is imbued with a restless and more linear energy. An oil sketch, probably of the same sitter, is in the Detroit Institute of Arts, and a larger portrait in oil, for which the present work may be a study, is in the National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC.

The Barber Institute of Fine Arts

Birmingham


Date

c.1875

Medium

pastel on buff paper

Measurements

H 52.2 x W 41.1 cm

Accession number

49.12

Acquisition method

purchased, 1949

Work type

Drawing & watercolour


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The Barber Institute of Fine Arts

University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham, West Midlands B15 2TS England

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