In this drawing, Milwaukee-based artist Joan Dvorsky presents a drawing after a sketch by Edgar Degas. Degas' original drawing was a study for an 1863 painting entitled 'Les malheurs de la Ville d'Orleans' (or 'Scene of War in the Middle Ages'), now in the collection of the Musée d’Orsay, Paris. The study itself, however, is now conserved at the Département des Arts Graphiques of the Musée du Louvre. The drawing and painting date to the earlier parts of Degas' career, while he was still studying art at the French academies and producing history paintings - the artist would of course later go on to become an artist synonymous with the Impressionist movement.
8.38 x 11 inches, artwork
20.88 x 23.5 inches, frame
Signed in pencil "Joan Dvorsky, after Degas" lower right
Framed to conservation standards using silk-lined 100 percent rag matting and Museum Glass, all housed in a toned silver gilded moulding