Woman with Binoculars by Degas

Illustration

Mark Cartwright
by fineartamerica.com
published on 29 March 2022

A c. 1869-72 oil on card painting, Woman with Binoculars, by Edgar Degas (1834-1917), the French impressionist painter. Degas had a fixation for a time in presenting a woman looking directly at the viewer with binoculars, sometimes as a background figure or, as here, the main subject. The model was Lydia Cassat, sister of the impressionist painter and friend of the artist, Mary Cassatt (1844-1926). To give a female figure such a powerful hold over the viewer was then highly unusual. (Gemäldegalerie Neumeister, Dresden, Germany)

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