Spanish Dancer bronze replica

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A replica of the Spanish Dancer sculpture by Edgar Degas (1834-1917). The replica measures 42cm tall by 20cm wide.

Even though Degas was mainly known as a painter, from the 1860s onwards sculpture occupied an increasingly important place in his work and it became his principal mode of expression by the end of his career.

However except for The Little Fourteen-Year-Old Dancer, exhibited in 1881, his sculptures were unknown during his lifetime. They were discovered only after he died in 1917.

Initially Degas' sculptures were only intended to improve his paintings. It is believed that his first sculptures were of horses. However, he certainly started to show an interest in the human figure from about 1875 because The Little Fourteen-Year-Old Dancer and his Study of a Nude that preceded it (1878-1881) reveal a very sure hand.

Most of the surviving studies of dancers come from the years 1880-1890. By comparing them with paintings and drawings, and because of their style, the Spanish Dancer can be dated to between 1882 and 1900.

  • Product Code: CMCN450470
  • Dimension: 42cm (tall) 20cm (wide) 13cm (thick)
  • SUBTITLE: RMN
  • Material: Bronze
  • Details: Moulded from the original in the Orsay Museum, Paris
  • Weight: 1.30 Kg

Especially available to order. Please allow up to four weeks for delivery.

A replica of the Spanish Dancer sculpture by Edgar Degas (1834-1917). The replica measures 42cm tall by 20cm wide.

Even though Degas was mainly known as a painter, from the 1860s onwards sculpture occupied an increasingly important place in his work and it became his principal mode of expression by the end of his career.

However except for The Little Fourteen-Year-Old Dancer, exhibited in 1881, his sculptures were unknown during his lifetime. They were discovered only after he died in 1917.

Initially Degas' sculptures were only intended to improve his paintings. It is believed that his first sculptures were of horses. However, he certainly started to show an interest in the human figure from about 1875 because The Little Fourteen-Year-Old Dancer and his Study of a Nude that preceded it (1878-1881) reveal a very sure hand.

Most of the surviving studies of dancers come from the years 1880-1890. By comparing them with paintings and drawings, and because of their style, the Spanish Dancer can be dated to between 1882 and 1900.

  • Product Code: CMCN450470
  • Weight: 1.30 Kg