Exhibition: Drawn in Colour, Degas from the Burrell

The National Gallery, London

(20 September 2017 - 7 May 2018)

Organised in collaboration with The Burrell Collection, Glasgow, this small yet exciting exhibition presents an astonishing selection of works by the French artist Edgar Degas (1834-1917). During The Burrell Collection’s four year renovation, 20 works have travelled from Glasgow, leaving Scotland for the first time since their acquisition by Sir William Burrell (1861-1958) in the early twentieth century. The beautiful pastels, oil paintings and drawings can be seen in a new context, displayed alongside highlights from the National Gallery’s own collection. This exhibition offers the rare opportunity to see one of the finest collections of work by Degas, and to witness its perfect union of colour and line.

   
  
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    Edgar Degas, Dancers on a Bench,  c . 1898. The Burrell Collection, Glasgow.

Edgar Degas, Dancers on a Bench, c. 1898. The Burrell Collection, Glasgow.

Words by Lucy Chiswell. The Iris Letter January 2018.