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Autumn Landscape (L'Estérel), 1890

Edgar Degas

French, 1834-1917
Monotype in oil colors on heavy cream-colored laid paper
plate: 11-13/16 x 15-3/4 in. (30 x 40 cm); sheet: 12-1/8 x 16-1/16 in. (30.8 x 40.8 cm)
Norton Simon Museum, Museum Purchase with funds donated by The B. Gerald Cantor Foundation
© Norton Simon Museum

Not on view

This expressive, enigmatic image exemplifies Degas' statement to his friend Jeanniot: "A painting requires a little mystery, some vagueness, some fantasy. When you always make your meaning perfectly plain you end up boring people."

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