Degas’ “Little Dancer, Aged Fourteen” is the perfect complement to any interior space. Take home a piece of the Philadelphia Museum of Art’s collection. At approximately eight inches tall, and dressed in fabric, she will fit on any bookshelf, tabletop, or dresser.
Degas depicted young ballet dancers--in performances, at rehearsals, or at moments of exhausted rest--in numerous paintings, drawings, pastels, and monotypes. In 1878, he added sculpture to his investigation of the theme. A young dancer named Marie van Goethem posed for what would be the only sculpture that Degas exhibited in his lifetime. Originally executed in wax and shown in 1881, the work daringly incorporated real elements such as the dancer's tulle tutu and silk hair ribbon. The sculpture was cast in bronze around 1922, several years after Degas's death.
- Figure: Resin
- Base: Wood
- Skirt: Fabric
- Height: 8.25”