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image of Woman Viewed from Behind (Visit to a Museum) Edgar Degas (artist)
French, 1834 - 1917
Woman Viewed from Behind (Visit to a Museum), c. 1879-1885
oil on canvas
overall: 81.3 x 75.6 cm (32 x 29 3/4 in.) framed: 114.3 x 107.9 x 11.1 cm (45 x 42 1/2 x 4 3/8 in.)
Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mellon
1985.64.11
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From the Tour: Edgar Degas
Object 3 of 7

Exhibition History

1955
Degas dans les collections françaises, Gazette des Beaux-Arts, Paris, 1955, no. 73, as La visite au musée.
1960
Edgar Degas 1834-1917, Durand-Ruel, Paris, 1960, no. 19, repro., as La visite au musée.
1978
Degas, Virginia Museum, Richmond, 1978, no. 10, as Woman Seen from Behind (The Visit to the Museum).
1979
19th and 20th Century French Painting from the Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mellon, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, 1979 (long term exhibition), checklist no. 24.
1986
Gifts to the Nation: Selected Acquisitions from the Collections of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mellon, National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1986, unnumbered checklist.
1988
Degas, Grand Palais, Paris; National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa; The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1988-1989.
1994
Degas -- Portraits, Kunsthaus Zürich, 1994-1995, no. 172, repro., as Visiting the museum.
1998
Loan to display with permanent collection, The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, 1998.
1999
An Enduring Legacy: Masterpieces from the Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mellon, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 1999-2000, no cat.
2000
Impression: Painting Quickly in France, 1860-1890, National Gallery, London; Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam; Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute, Williamstown, 2000-2001, fig. 149 (shown only in Williamstown).
2003
Degas and the Italians in Paris, Exhibit Halls, Palazzo dei Diamanti, Ferrara; Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh, 2003-2004, not in cat. (shown only in Edinburgh).

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