Degas: Little Dancer Rediscovered


27 April – 26 May 2017 

Stair Sainty is delighted to announce it will exhibit a bronze of Edgar Degas’s iconic sculpture, Little Dancer Aged Fourteen, which records the sculpture’s pose as it appeared at the 1881 Impressionist Exhibition. This follows the recent publication of a monograph on the work by art historian Dr Gregory Hedberg, in which he demonstrates that the bronzes known to museum visitors around the world, from the Tate, London, to the Metropolitan Museum, New York to the Musée d'Orsay, Paris, actually represent Degas’s reworking of the original sculpture. 

Pictured above: Left: Edgar Degas, Little Dancer, Aged Fourteen, patinated bronze cast from the plaster after the wax as it was when exhibited in 1881, 98 cm high without base. Right: Edgar Degas Little Dancer, Aged Fourteen, cast after the wax as found in Degas’ studio after his death, post-1922, patinated bronze, 98.4 cm high 

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