Edgar Degas : a new date
The objective of this web site is to present and visualize the forthcoming digital catalogue of the works by Edgar Degas. We present here, as example before the next important step in September 2019, 1100 works listed by chronological order, It will then be possible in the forthcoming digital catalogue to access by themes, supports, techniques, dates, dimensions, stamps and signatures.
The catalogue exposes the huge gap between the catalogue of Paul-André Lemoisne of 1946 and the knowledge that we have of Degas today. The respected publications of my eminent predecessors, Lemoisne and Théodore Reff, have significantly facilitated my work. Due to numerous exhibitions, auctions and acquisitions by museums, the “world” of Degas has completely changed : after all, it is seventy years since the Lemoisne’s first catalogue. This new catalogue will reconsider Degas’s body of work in its current context.