Edgar Degas / Portrait of Miss Hortense Valpinçon / about 1869 - 1871Edgar Degas
Portrait of Miss Hortense Valpinçon
about 1869 - 1871

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Creator Name: Degas, Edgar Germain Hilaire
Creator Nationality: European; French
Creator Role: painter
Creator Dates/Places: 1834 - 1917
Gender: M
Creator Name-CRT: Edgar Degas
Title: Portrait of Miss Hortense Valpinçon
View: front
Creation Start Date: 1869
Creation End Date: 1871
Creation Date: about 1869 - 1871
Object Type: Paintings
Classification Term: oil on canvas
Materials and Techniques: oil on mattress casing (ticking)
Dimensions: H.29-3/4 x W.44-3/4 in.
AMICA Contributor: The Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Owner Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
ID Number: 48.1
Credit Line: The John R. Van Derlip Fund
Rights: http://www.artsmia.org/restrictions.html

Born in 1862, Hortense Valpinçon was the daughter of Edgar Degas's school friend Paul Valpinçon. This painting can be roughly dated from her apparent age, presuming that Degas worked on it during a single visit to her family. Habitually unable to complete paintings to his satisfaction and apt to revise his rare finished ones, Degas never finalized this work judging from the figure's unresolved details. Of course, just such signs of an artist's creative struggle became an essential feature of much modern painting by the turn of the century.

Component Measured: overall
Measurement Unit: in
AMICA Library Year: 1998
Media Metadata Rights: ?The Minneapolis Institute of Arts

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