A Maid combing a Woman's Hair

This sketch is one of a number of representations of this subject by the artist which relate to a larger painting of 1883 (Paris, Musée d'Orsay).

The motif of a partially clothed woman having her hair combed had long appealed to artists, and most notably to Degas.

Key facts

Artist dates
1824 - 1898
Full title
A Maid combing a Woman's Hair
Date made
about 1883
Medium and support
Oil on millboard
32.5 x 24 cm
Inscription summary
Acquisition credit
Sir Hugh Lane Bequest, 1917
Inventory number
Location in Gallery