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The Rehearsal Onstage  1874

by Edgar Degas

Of the two versions of this composition in the Museum’s collection, this one is more freely executed, indicating that it was probably made second. Several of the figures in this pastel differ from those in The Rehearsal of the Ballet Onstage (29.160.26), including the dancer seen from behind on the far left, fingering her bracelet. Both works were executed over an ink draw...
21 x 28 1/2 in. (53.3 x 72.4 cm)
Pastel over brush-and-ink drawing on thin cream-colored wove paper, laid down on bristol board and mounted on canvas
Courtesy of The Metropolitan Museum of Art