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Degas's dream

Members’ talk and Q&A

Learn about Degas's astonishing private collection of art
Date
Friday, 19 March 2021
Time
4 - 5 pm GMT
Audience
Members
Available online only

About

Degas amassed a collection of over 500 paintings and drawings and 5000 prints, which he dreamt of displaying in a museum of his own.  

Although Degas never lived to see the dream fulfilled, works sold after his death are now in public and private collections across the world, including several in the National Gallery Collection. 

Join Dr Christina Bradstreet to learn about his collection and to trace connections between Degas's own art and the paintings he loved, by artists as diverse as Ingres, Delacroix, Manet, and Van Gogh.

After the talk, Christina will be happy to answer your questions in a live Q&A. 

Image: Detail from Hilaire-Germain-Edgar Degas, 'Peasant Girls bathing in the Sea at Dusk', about 1875-76

Speaker

Dr Christina Bradstreet
Dr Christina Bradstreet is our Courses and Events Programmer. She is the author of ‘Scented Visions: smell in nineteenth-century art’. Her passion is promoting adult engagement with art and art history through innovative teaching approaches, including pioneering work in the field of art and mindfulness.
Talks & conversations

Degas's dream

Members’ talk and Q&A

Learn about Degas's astonishing private collection of art
Date
Friday, 19 March 2021
Time
4 - 5 pm GMT
Audience
Members
Available online only

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