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Key facts
Full title Head of a Woman
Artist Hilaire-Germain-Edgar Degas
Artist dates 1834 - 1917
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 Not on display
Image copyright On loan from Tate: Presented by Viscount D’Abernon and Lord Duveen 1919, © 2000 Tate
Collection Main Collection
Head of a Woman
Hilaire-Germain-Edgar Degas

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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