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Study for a Portrait of Monsieur and Madame Louis Rouart

A work made of pastel and charcoal, with stumping and touches of erasing, on tracing paper, laid down on board.

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  • A work made of pastel and charcoal, with stumping and touches of erasing, on tracing paper, laid down on board.

Date:

1904

Artist:

Edgar Degas
French, 1834–1917

About this artwork

This pastel is one of a group of works in which Edgar Degas acknowledged his lifetime friendship with Henri Rouart—an industrialist, gifted amateur painter, and serious collector—and Rouart’s family. This pastel, probably a study for an unrealized painting, depicts Henri’s youngest child, Louis, and his wife, Christine. One of eight large drawings connected to the project, it exemplifies the bold, gestural handling characteristic of the artist’s late, expressive style.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Prints and Drawings

Artist

Hilaire Germain Edgar Degas

Title

Study for a Portrait of Monsieur and Madame Louis Rouart

Origin

France

Date

Made 1904

Medium

Pastel and charcoal, with stumping and touches of erasing, on tracing paper, laid down on board

Dimensions

977 × 775 mm

Credit Line

Gift of Richard and Mary L. Gray

Reference Number

2019.843

Extended information about this artwork

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