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Edgar Degas        1834-1917
The digital critical catalogue
Launching September 17th, 2019
by Michel Schulman

Access to the work MS-

Edgar Degas: a new date

After ten years of study and international research, our work has reached a new milestone with the publication of all paintings and pastels by Edgar Degas with a search engine designed, created and available for all. For the first time.

This is a vast project that has never before been undertaken. The overall corpus of some 1,900 works by Degas can now be searched and displayed by theme, medium, technique, date, dimensions, signature and stamp. Numerous refined searches are available through cross-referencing of the selected parameters.

Major advantages of this digital critical catalogue include:
- the publication of a list of more than 3,000 exhibitions (places, dates and titles) from 1865 to date that have included work by Degas, in addition to the 1,900 referenced works;
- a bibliography of about 2,000 references;
- a search engine that is free and accessible to all;
- regular updating as new information is uncovered or becomes available.

While this digital catalogue needn’t detract from the prestige of a paper version, its flexibility and sophistication provide a new and original view into the life and work of the artist.

Michel Schulman
September 2019