Head of a Woman

Degas produced a large number of portraits, mainly before 1875, around three-quarters of which are of women. The woman in this painting has not been identified, and was probably one of the artist's models.

The canvas may have been part of a larger canvas which was cut down.

Key facts

Artist dates
1834 - 1917
Full title
Head of a Woman
Date made
about 1873
Medium and support
Oil on canvas
17.5 x 19.7 cm
Acquisition credit
On loan from Tate: Presented by A.E. Anderson through the Art Fund 1924
Inventory number
Location in Gallery