Dec 19, 2013

Estérel Village

Estérel Village

c. 1890

Edgar Degas

(French, 1834–1917)

Color monotype

Support: Beige (2) laid paper

Sheet: 29.9 x 39.9 cm (11 3/4 x 15 11/16 in.); Image: 29.9 x 39.9 cm (11 3/4 x 15 11/16 in.)

Fiftieth anniversary gift of The Print Club of Cleveland 1966.177

Catalogue raisonné: Janis 276


Did you know?

Edgar Degas made a total of about 60 similarly abstract landscapes using monotype around the time he made this print.


This landscape is one of many monotypes that Edgar Degas produced throughout his career. The work belongs to a series Degas made while visiting a friend in the French countryside. Its blurriness resembles the view he saw out the window of trains and carriages during his travels. To translate the effects of weather and the natural terrain, he created layers of color and texture that border on abstraction in the final composition.

See also
PR - Monotype
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