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The Ballet Class, c. 1880
 
 
 
 
 
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Artist EDGAR DEGAS An X—ray analysis of this work shows that Degas made frequent changes to the positon of the dancers. Once satisfied, however, that these were correct, the artist painted several variations on the theme. This canvas was commissioned by Mary Cassatt for her brother Alexander, and the family’s correspondence reveals their frustration with delay in the painting’s delivery.
 
Date c. 1880
 
Institution Philadelphia Museum of Art
   
Medium Oil on canvas 
 
Dimensions 82.2 x 76.8 cm
 
 
 

 

 

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