Little Dancer aged Fourteen by Edgar Degas

Dressed in muslin tutu, with satin ribbon tied round her hair.

Details

Medium:
Bronze with muslin tutu and satin hair ribbon
Dimensions:
99 cm
Art Fund grant:
£6,000 ( Total: £9,076)
Acquired in:
1952
Vendor:
Marlborough Fine Art

The original wax statuette also had the face coloured and wore satin shoes. The only sculpture by Degas exhibited in his lifetime.

Provenance

M Henri Puvis de Chavannes (son-in-law of Hebrard, the founder who cast all Degas' sculpture).

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