The Unfinished Print: 3 June to 7 October 2001 Back to Text Back to Image Index

Edgar Degas, French, 1834-1917
Mary Cassatt at the Louvre: The Paintings Gallery, 1879/1880
softground etching, aquatint, and drypoint (state xii-xiii/xx)
National Gallery of Art, Washington, Rosenwald Collection 1946.21.106

This print derives from a drawing for the figures in Mary Cassatt at the Louvre: The Etruscan Gallery. Degas retraced the drawing, reversed one figure, and overlapped it with the other to construct an entirely new composition.

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