{ "objects" : [ { "embark_ID" : 4959, "URL" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Objects-1/info/4959", "Disp_Access_No" : "1931.21", "_AccNumSort1" : "", "Disp_Create_DT" : "ca. 1900", "_Disp_Start_Dat" : "1895", "_Disp_End_Date" : "1905", "Disp_Title" : "Dancers", "Alt_Title" : "", "Obj_Title" : "", "Series_Title" : "", "Disp_Maker_1" : "Edgar Degas", "Sort_Artist" : "Degas, Edgar", "Disp_Dimen" : "37 5/8 x 26 3/4 in. (95.6 x 67.9 cm)", "Disp_Height" : "37 5/8 in.", "Disp_Width" : "26 3/4 in.", "Dimen_Extent" : "", "Medium" : "Pastel", "Support" : "paper", "Disp_Medium" : "Pastel and charcoal on tracing paper, mounted on wove paper, mounted on board", "Info_Page_Comm" : "When asked by Mrs. Horace Havemeyer, an American collector, why he so often portrayed dancers, Degas replied “Because I find there, Madame, the combined movements of the Greeks.” This pastel was produced late in the artist’s life when his eyesight had begun to fail. It is possible that his diminished vision resulted in the heavy contours that surround the dancers and give only the barest suggestion of their facial features. Rather than attempting great detail, he concentrated on mapping out the unpredictable effects of theatrical lighting on the forms of the figures. [Label text from It Came From the Vault exhibition, 2013]", "Dedication" : "Gift of Mrs. Charles H. Babcock", "Copyright_Type" : "Public Domain", "Disp_Obj_Type" : "Drawing", "Creation_Place2" : "French", "Department" : "", "Obj_Name" : "", "Period" : "", "Style" : "", "Edition" : "", "Curator" : "Lemoisne catalogue raisonne describes this work as a study for or replica of cats. no. 1428 (now Fondation Beyeler, Riehen/Basel) and 1429, "Three Dancers." No information could be found in curatorial or archival records indicating where or from whom MAG bought this work; Mrs. Babcock gave the funds. Seven flattened spots of red wax on verso of panel appear to have been used like glue to adhere a sheet of paper (now missing) to the entire surface. Per Pat Hamm, this appears not to have been fixed with fixative. Work made up of two sheets, attached vertically.", "Images": [ { "ImagePath" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Media/images/31.21_A2.jpg", "ThumbnailPath" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Media/Thumbnails/31.21_A2.jpg", "PreviewPath" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Media/Previews/31.21_A2.jpg", "IIIF_URL": "http://iiif.gallerysystems.com/31.21_A2.jpg", "IsPrimary" : "1", "_SurrogateID" : "38865", "Image_Type" : "digital image", "Photo_Credit" : "", "Remarks" : "Photographed in situ as installed; frame cropped out in Photoshop.", "View" : "" } , ] }, ] }