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Portrait of the Bellelli Family (detail)

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Material Information

Title:
Portrait of the Bellelli Family (detail)
Alternate title:
The Bellelli Family
Physical Description:
Photograph
Language:
English
Creator:
Degas, Edgar, 1834-1917 ( Artist : painter )
Musee d'Orsay. ID=FPO

Subjects

Subjects / Keywords:
Paris, France
Paris, France
Style: French Realist/Impressionist
School: Realist/Impressionist
Movement: Realism/Impressionism
French
Painting
Genre:
Painting
Painting
picture   ( marcgt )

Notes

Summary:
In 1858 - 59, Degas spent several months in Italy with his aunt, the Baroness Bellelli. He made a number of sketches while in Italy, but this life-sized portrait was produced later. Two of the figures (the mother and standing girl) are carefully posed, apparently aware that someone is looking at them. The baron, with his back to the viewer, has just begun to realise that something is happening. Throughout his life, Degas would continue to work long hours in the studio to achieve this kind of apparent spontaneity. Degas never sold this painting, perhaps because it revealed too much about his aunt's unhappy marriage to the Baron. It remained in his studio until after his death.
General Note:
Beginning Date: 1858
General Note:
Inventory: R.F.2210

Record Information

Source Institution:
University of South Florida Library
Holding Location:
University of South Florida
Rights Management:
All applicable rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
Resource Identifier:
usfldc doi - A01-PFF0434
usfldc handle - a1.pff0434
System ID:
SFS0035780:00001

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Inventory: R.F.2210
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Style: French Realist/Impressionist.
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Movement: Realism/Impressionism.
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Painting
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Closeup; M. Bellilli in profile