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Q: Degas' paintings ( Answered 1 out of 5 stars,   3 Comments )
Subject: Degas' paintings
Category: Reference, Education and News > General Reference
Asked by: ethveg-ga
List Price: $3.10
Posted: 06 Jul 2002 12:37 PDT
Expires: 05 Aug 2002 12:37 PDT
Question ID: 37093
Where can I find a complete list of Degas' paintings (including sizes) online?

Request for Question Clarification by rmn-ga on 06 Jul 2002 12:46 PDT
I would assume sizes of the orginal paintings...not reprints, am I correct?

Clarification of Question by ethveg-ga on 06 Jul 2002 14:08 PDT
Yes, original sizes - of Degas' paintings  (I believe that the wording
of the question is grammatically unambiguous.)  :-)
Subject: Re: Degas' paintings
Answered By: rmn-ga on 06 Jul 2002 14:18 PDT
Rated:1 out of 5 stars
Hello ethveg-ga,

I have located the list you requested, it is available at  The paintings
are listed in chronological order, and if you click the name of a
painting, a picture of it will appear along with the size
specifications.  If you scroll up, there will be a brief history of

I typed Degas Painting Sizes into Google, and the site was the 3rd
Result available.

Hope this helps,


Clarification of Answer by rmn-ga on 06 Jul 2002 15:01 PDT
a complete list is avaible at, however the sizes
are not provided.
ethveg-ga rated this answer:1 out of 5 stars
This is not an answer:  MANY lists are available, but what I am
seeking is a COMPLETE list:  this one is far from complete.  For
example, it ocntains neither "Blue Dancers" nor "Dancers in Blue"
(which are 2 of my special favorites and hence easily noticed as

Subject: Re: Degas' paintings
From: justaskscott-ga on 06 Jul 2002 15:44 PDT
I doubt that it's complete, but here's a web page with 91 Degas
paintings, nearly all with sizes:

"Galerie Degas"
OCAIW: Orazio Centaro's Art Images on the Web 

(For some reason, this site spells "Dancers in Blue" with out the "e"
in "Blue".  Perhaps the "e" got lost in translation to English.)
Subject: Re: Degas' paintings
From: seedy-ga on 06 Jul 2002 19:29 PDT
The compendium of Degas' work emcompasses thousands of pieces.  I have
not been able to find a reference that is exhaustive with regard to
images, and sizes but will keep looking for you.  Degas was a great
collector as well.  A comment on his work and collection at the time
of his death follows:

"Following Degas's death in September 1917, the revelation of his
collection as well as the contents of his studio--hundreds of his own
paintings and thousands of his drawings and prints--astounded an art
world preoccupied with the war advancing across Europe. Upon the
announcement that the collection and studio were to be sold at
auction, collectors and museums mobilized to attend the eight sales
held in Paris over two years to disperse the eight thousand items"

I understand that your question covers the "paintings" only which
still number in the hundreds so the search will probably conclude from
a biography rather than from an exhibition catalog since there has
never been a comprehensive retrospective as far as I know.

Fortunately, the Philadelphia Museum of Art has an upcoming exhibit
scheduled as follows:

"Degas and the Dance
February 12 - May 11, 2003
Tickets go on sale in January

Edgar Degas and the ballet are virtually synonymous. Dancers--shown in
every phase of their complex and demanding art form--make up more than
fifty percent of his abundant output.

A season ticket holder from his late teens, Degas haunted the
corridors of the ballet school as well as the rehearsal halls and the
stage itself. His insights into this closed, artificial, and finally
enchanting world of female beauty and art reveals every aspect of the
ballet, not just the accomplished public performance which,
surprisingly, has a rather small role in his overall production.

Jill DeVonyar and Richard Kendall, major historians of the dance and
of Degas, have brought to this very familiar, if huge, subject a new
perspective of remarkably fresh insight. Through some 150 works in all
media the show will explore Degas's investigation over some forty
years of the dance world that was central to the culture of Paris in
his day. The exhibition will trace Degas's involvement beginning with
his quite realistic depictions of actual performances in the 1860s and
'70s, to his more discursive and intimate scrutiny of the
behind-the-scenes world of rehearsals and lessons, which preoccupied
him in the 1880s. In his final productive years, Degas's grandly
beautiful repetitions of ballet themes merge subject and color into an
expressive whole. "

I'll keep searching.

Subject: Re: Degas' paintings
From: ethveg-ga on 08 Jul 2002 21:07 PDT
Yes, as already noted, I am concerned ONLY with his paintings.  The
list 'of  91 or so' referred to above also does not contain either of
the two paintings I referred to in my earlier comment:  what
justaskscott refers to as "dancers in blu' I find called "TWO dancers
in Blu(e)".

The "Dancers in Blue" to which I referred is the better known work
showing FOUR dancers (in blue).

But I had assumed that SOMEONE someplace had at some point simply
listed all of his known works.

So I'm still hoping that someone will provide an answer to my

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