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Past exhibition

20 September 2017 - 7 May 2018

Admission free
Location: Ground Floor Galleries

A rare opportunity to see stunning paintings, pastels, and drawings by leading French Impressionist Hilaire-Germain-Edgar Degas

"A ravishing, revealing window on Degas's inner world", The Guardian

Evening Standard

The Burrell Collection holds one of the greatest collections of Degas’s works in the world. Rarely seen in public, this exhibition marks the first time the group of 20 pastels has been shown outside of Scotland, since they were acquired.

One of the greatest artistic innovators of his age, Degas found new ways of depicting modern Parisian life; pursuing a vision distinct from that of his fellow Impressionists. He also relentlessly experimented with materials, particularly pastel that he came to prefer over oil paint.

Coinciding with the centenary of Degas’s death, and including complementary works from the National Gallery Collection, the exhibition offers unique insight into the practices and preoccupations of a complex and intensely private artist. Exhibition organised by the National Gallery in collaboration with the Burrell Collection, Glasgow. 

Discover what it took to bring these remarkable pastels to London. 
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Exhibition supported by:

The Elizabeth Cayzer Charitable Trust

And an anonymous donor

Gallery B has been created with the support of the Wolfson Foundation