After the Bath (large version)

After the Bath (large version)


Edgar Degas

(French, 1834-1917)

Transfer lithograph

Support: Beige (1) heavy laid paper

Image: 30.4 x 32.4 cm (11 15/16 x 12 3/4 in.); Sheet: 40.3 x 46.8 cm (15 7/8 x 18 7/16 in.)

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Richard B. King for the fiftieth anniversary of The Print Club of Cleveland 1970.285

Catalogue raisonné: Reed and Shapiro 66

State: V/V

Edition: Approximately 20, according to Reed & Shapiro


About 1876 Degas began to make lithographs with which he attained a rich tonality using only black and white. As with every medium in which he worked, Degas pushed lithography to new levels of expressiveness. In the 1880s and 1890s, Degas made many studies of a nude drying herself after a bath. He once wrote: "it is essential to do the same subject over again, ten times, one hundred times. Nothing in art must seem to be chance, not even movement."

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