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Landscape

A work made of pastel, over color monotype, with wiping and incising, on pink wove paper, altered to tan.
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  • A work made of pastel, over color monotype, with wiping and incising, on pink wove paper, altered to tan.

Date:

1892

Artist:

Edgar Degas
French, 1834–1917

About this artwork

Although Degas’s depictions of nature are among his lesser-known works, he was a talented landscape artist, as this vibrant pastel indicates. The rich range of greens creates a velvet-like effect. Earth tones differentiate the undulating hills. The paper support, though discolored from pink to tan, still lends a sense of warmth. The pastel on this sheet covers a unique printed image made by the artist. Degas produced many color monotypes in this period. However, while some of the prints were nearly abstract, here the scene is more legible. Juxtapositions of printed and hand-applied colors show Degas’s reworking. The winding road, for instance, was scored in with a brush handle.

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Prints and Drawings

Artist

Hilaire Germain Edgar Degas

Title

Landscape

Origin

France

Date

Made 1892

Medium

Pastel, over color monotype, with wiping and incising, on pink wove paper, altered to tan

Inscriptions

Inscribed recto, lower center, in graphite: "3183 Degas – Paysage – monotype pastel – msss [?] A1009"

Dimensions

255 × 345 mm (image); 261 × 350 mm (sheet)

Credit Line

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

Reference Number

2013.923

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