A seated nude seen from behind bends forward and dries her neck with a large towel. The scene is depicted in black, white, and rose.
Edgar Degas, After the Bath: Seated Woman Drying Herself, ca. 1885, pastel and black chalk on paper, sheet (irregular): 14 x 10 1/2 in. (35.6 x 26.7 cm), image (irregular): 13 3/8 x 9 3/4 in. (34 x 24.8 cm), Gift of Mrs. David M. Lighton, 35-39/1

Edgar Degas, After the Bath: Seated Woman Drying Herself, ca. 1885

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doi: 10.37764/78973.5.620

ArtistEdgar Degas, French, 1834–1917
TitleAfter the Bath: Seated Woman Drying Herself
Object Dateca. 1885
Alternate and Variant TitlesAprés le Bain; La sortie du bain; Seated Bather Drying Herself; Woman Bathing, Seen from Behind
MediumPastel and charcoal on cream, wove paper
Dimensions (Unframed)Sheet (irregular): 14 x 10 ½ in. (35.6 x 26.7 cm)
Image (irregular): 13 3/8 x 9 ¾ in. (34 x 24.8 cm)
SignatureSigned upper left: Deg[rubbed out] / Degas
Credit LineThe Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art. Gift of Mrs. David M. Lighton, 35-39/1

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