The Rehearsal Onstage – Edgar Degas (1874)

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Experience the captivating beauty of Edgar Degas’ “The Rehearsal Onstage” (ca. 1874), a mesmerizing pastel that offers a unique glimpse into the world of ballet. This freely executed version, one of two held by the Metropolitan Museum of Art, showcases Degas’ innovative technique and attention to detail, including the dancer on the far left fingering her bracelet. Our museum-quality prints on fine art watercolour paper and archival canvas capture the rich colors, intricate figures, and enchanting atmosphere of this timeless masterpiece, bringing the elegance of the ballet stage to your home.

Immerse yourself in the enchanting world of ballet with Edgar Degas’ “The Rehearsal Onstage” (ca. 1874), a captivating pastel artwork that highlights the grace and beauty of the dancers. This freely executed version is one of two held by the Metropolitan Museum of Art and features several unique figures, including a dancer seen from behind on the far left, fingering her bracelet. Both works were executed over an ink drawing on paper, an unusual practice for Degas, showcasing his innovative technique and attention to detail.

“The Rehearsal Onstage” portrays a group of ballet dancers gracefully rehearsing on stage, bathed in soft, ethereal light. Degas’ masterful use of pastel captures the delicate movement and fluidity of the dancers, creating an atmosphere of elegance and charm. This artwork is a testament to the artist’s unique ability to portray the dedication and artistry of ballet dancers, offering a rare, behind-the-scenes glimpse into their world.

At ABC Fine ART, we are dedicated to providing exceptional prints that capture the beauty and essence of the original artwork. Our museum-quality prints are produced on fine art watercolour paper and archival canvas, ensuring vibrant colors, sharp details, and over 200 years of color longevity. By utilizing advanced printing techniques and high-quality materials, our prints bring the enchanting world of “The Rehearsal Onstage” to life in your own home.

Elevate your art collection with the timeless beauty of Edgar Degas’ “The Rehearsal Onstage” and immerse yourself in the elegance and grace of the ballet world. Our archival quality prints make the perfect addition to any space, offering a lasting tribute to the skill and discipline of ballet dancers. Bring the captivating allure of this exquisite pastel artwork into your home and experience the magic of Impressionist art.

Title: The Rehearsal Onstage
Artist: Edgar Degas (French, Paris 1834–1917 Paris)
Date: ca. 1874
Medium: Pastel over brush-and-ink drawing on thin cream-colored wove paper, laid down on bristol board and mounted on canvas
Dimensions: 21 x 28 1/2 in. (53.3 x 72.4 cm)
Classification: Drawings

Weight 2 lbs

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French Artist

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Oil on canvas

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