Dancers in the Wings

Hilaire-Germain-Edgar Degas, French, 1834 - 1917

Geography:
Made in France, Europe

Date:
1879-1880

Medium:
Etching, aquatint, and drypoint

Dimensions:
Plate: 5 1/2 x 4 1/8 inches (14 x 10.5 cm) Sheet: 9 3/8 x 7 3/4 inches (23.8 x 19.7 cm)

Curatorial Department:
Prints, Drawings, and Photographs

Object Location:

Currently not on view

Accession Number:
1949-89-4

Credit Line:
Purchased with the Joseph E. Temple Fund, 1949

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Label:
A cavern or grottolike setting was encountered in several late-nineteenth-century Opéra productions. This etching resembles the set for act II of the ballet Sylvia in which the heroine is trapped in a cave.