Edgar Degas: Danseuses en Blanc (c.1878)

Edgar Degas (1834 – 1917), Danseuses en Blanc (c.1878), Signed Degas (upper right), Pastel and gouache on joined paper, 20 7/8 by 25 3/8 in., 53 by 65.2 cm, Source: Sotheby’s     Degas – Painter of the Ballet   In this sparklingly fresh work in pastel, Degas captures a group of four dancers in mid-flight…