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Actress in Her Dressing Room, c. 1879

Edgar Degas

French, 1834-1917
Oil on canvas
33-5/8 x 29-3/4 in. (85.4 x 75.6 cm)
The Norton Simon Foundation
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By depicting an actress in her dressing room, Degas combined two of his preferred themes: entertainers and women engaged in their "toilette." The mirror serves as a device that allows the artist to show both the front and back of the subject.

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