Edgar Degas (French, 1834–1917). The Dance Class, 1874. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Bequest of Mrs. Harry Payne Bingham, 1986 (1987.47.1) #dance #Degas | When this work and its variant in the Musée d'Orsay, Paris, were painted in the mid-1870s, they constituted Degas's most ambitious figural compositions except for history paintings.
(little history lesson-) Fashion Dolls made to raise money for the french people after the war, Given to America on the "Gratitude Train" in 1949. desgined after the 1947 couture collections. Beautiful detail and story