Nude Woman Standing, Drying Herself, 1891-1892



The Francisca S. Winston Fund, 1956expand_more  P.12,481

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More than any other artist since Rembrandt, Edgar Degas treated the nude as a naked body rather than as an idealized figure. To 19th-century observers, this appeared revolutionary, a rejection of academic tradition based on the sculpture of ancient Greece and Rome. Female bathers, often in natural but awkward poses that to some seemed inappropriate for public display, formed a large part of his artistic production. In his hands, lithography also took on the casual appearance of a sketch rather than a highly finished drawing.

Nude Woman Standing, Drying Herself
Artist Life
1834 - 1917
Accession Number
[Carstairs Gallery, New York, until 1956; sold May 15, for $1,000, to Mia]
Catalogue Raisonne
Delteil 65 iii/iv; Adhemar 63; Reed & Shapiro 61 iv/vi
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