Head of a Woman

about 1873, Hilaire-Germain-Edgar Degas

On loan from Tate: Presented by A.E. Anderson through The Art Fund 1924, © 2000 Tate
Degas produced a large number of portraits, mainly before 1875, around three-quarters of which are of women. The woman in this painting has not been identified, and was probably one of the artist's models.

The canvas may have been part of a larger canvas which was cut down.

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