By Colta Feller Ives, Susan Alyson Stein, Julie A. Steiner, Metropolitan Museum of Art
While French Impressionist artist Edgar Degas died in 1917, his tremendous deepest selection of over 5,000 work and prints got here to gentle, containing works by way of Manet, Cezanne, Gauguin, van Gogh, and Cassatt. the gathering is reconstructed right here for the 1st time during this soaking up e-book, in addition to eleven essays approximately Degas and his occasions. 250 illustrations, two hundred in complete colour.
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The Private Collection of Edgar Degas: A Summary Catalogue by Colta Feller Ives, Susan Alyson Stein, Julie A. Steiner, Metropolitan Museum of Art