Hélène Rouart in her Father’s Study
Oil on canvas • Impressionism • 162.5 x 121 cm • circa 1886 • National Gallery
The sitter in this portrait was the daughter of Degas’s lifelong friend, the industrialist and collector Henri Rouart. She is shown in the family house surrounded by paintings and objects from her father’s collection, including Egyptian wooden statues, a Chinese wall-hanging, a painting by Corot and a drawing by Millet.
Hilaire-Germain-Edgar De Gas [Degas]
was born in Paris, France
July 19, 1834
His style: Impressionism
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