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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.

Key facts
Artist Hilaire-Germain-Edgar Degas
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 Not on display
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