Head of a Woman

about 1874, Hilaire-Germain-Edgar Degas

On loan from Tate: Presented by Viscount D’Abernon and Lord Duveen 1919, © 2000 Tate

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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.

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