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After the Bath, c. 1890-1893 (dated in error by another hand: 1885)

Edgar Degas

French, 1834-1917
Pastel on tracing paper mounted on cardboard
26 x 20-3/4 in. (66 x 52.7 cm)
The Norton Simon Foundation
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Women bathing, grooming, or otherwise engaged in their personal hygiene populate many of Degas' works. They were often depicted combing or drying their hair, arms upraised, seen from the back. Degas brings to these compositions an intense interest in movement and gesture, enlivened by radiant pastel coloration.

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