Hélène Rouart in her Father's Study

The sitter in this portrait was the daughter of Degas's lifelong friend, the industrialist and collector Henri Rouart. She is shown in the family house surrounded by paintings and objects from her father's collection, including Egyptian wooden statues, a Chinese wall-hanging, a painting by Corot and a drawing by Millet.

Key facts

Artist dates
1834 - 1917
Full title
Hélène Rouart in her Father's Study
Date made
about 1886
Medium and support
Oil on canvas
162.5 x 121 cm
Acquisition credit
Bought, 1981
Inventory number
Location in Gallery