Image
Head of a Woman
On loan from Tate: Presented by Viscount D’Abernon and Lord Duveen 1919, © 2000 Tate

The woman has not been identified, but was probably one of Degas's models. The three-quarters view is typical of the artist's early work in which heads and bust-length portraits predominate.

Key facts

Artist
Artist dates
1834 - 1917
Full title
Head of a Woman
Date made
about 1874
Medium and support
Oil on canvas
Dimensions
32.1 x 26.7 cm
Inscription summary
Signed
Acquisition credit
On loan from Tate: Presented by Viscount D’Abernon and Lord Duveen 1919
Inventory number
L700
Location in Gallery