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Ploughed Field Bordered by Trees

A work made of pastel, over color monotype, on off-white wove paper, laid down on cream card.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of pastel, over color monotype, on off-white wove paper, laid down on cream card.

Date:

c. 1892

Artist:

Edgar Degas
French, 1834-1917

About this artwork

This work shows how Degas adapted his monotype prints. First, on the printing plate, he manipulated diluted oil paint with cloth pads and coarse bristle brushes. Having transferred these textural effects to the paper, he added pastel over the monotype, lending definition to the leaves and branches of the trees.

In November 1892, Degas’s monotype landscapes were the subject of an exhibition at the gallery of Paul Durand-Ruel. One critic heralded it as the “event of the season.” The show included between 24 and 26 images of this kind; the art dealer purchased them all, at the considerable price of 1000 francs each.

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Prints and Drawings

Artist

Hilaire Germain Edgar Degas

Title

Ploughed Field Bordered by Trees

Origin

France

Date

Made 1887–1897

Medium

Pastel, over color monotype, on off-white wove paper, laid down on cream card

Inscriptions

Inscribed verso, upper right, in graphite: "34"; in black ballpoint pen: "5 / 23"

Dimensions

253 × 345 mm (image); 270 × 359 mm (sheet)

Credit Line

Gift of Dorothy Braude Edinburg to the Harry B. and Bessie K. Braude Memorial Collection

Reference Number

2013.922

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