Patty & Jay Baker Naples Museum of Art Presents Edgar Degas.The Private Impressionist

. December 13, 2011 . 0 Comments

Works on Paper by the Artist and his Circle From the Collection of Robert Flynn Johnson


Edgar Degas, Before the Race, c. 1895, Color lithograph (collaboration with the printer Auguste Clot)

This exhibition, on view through January 15, 2012, offers an often personal look at the life and work of 19th-century French master Edgar Degas. These 90 rare works include 20 drawings by Degas, as well as prints, photographs, etchings, monotypes, a sculpture and a letter, all from a single private collection. The subject matter includes three self-portraits, depictions of Degas’ father and brother and two portraits of Mary Cassatt.

The exhibition also includes a select group of 17 works on paper by artists in Degas’ circle, including Cassatt, Paul Cézanne and Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec.

Edgar Degas: The Private Impressionist marks the first time that the works in this private collection have been exhibited together publicly. This is the premiere of this exciting exhibition.

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