Head of Thérèse Degas by Edgar Degas

Thérèse Degas (1840-1897) was the sister of the artist and was painted by Degas many times.


Pencil on pink paper
28.5 x 23.6 cm
Acquired in:
Bequeathed by:
Andrew S F Gow through The Art Fund

She is shown in profile to the left. The verso depicts a study of a monk with bare feet reading. This drawing is from a collection of works which also includes other studies of nudes, dancers, horses, after Donatello's 'David', and portrait studies of Jules Perrot Debal.


Professor Andrew Gow left his collection to the National Art Collections Fund for presentation to the Fitzwilliam.

Venue details

Fitzwilliam Museum Trumpington Street, CAMBRIDGE Cambridgeshire CB2 1RB 01223 332900 www.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk

Entry details

Free to all

Tue – Sat, 10am – 5pm Sun & Bank Holidays 12noon – 5pm Closed Mon, 24 – 26, 31 Dec and 1 Jan