National Gallery, London Showing from: 20 September 2017 - 7 May 2018
autumn, visitors to the National Gallery will have the rare opportunity to see a stunning group of artworks by Edgar Degas (1834–1917) from the Burrell Collection in Glasgow. This will be the first time that most of them will be seen outside Glasgow since they were acquired at the beginning of the 20th century.
Marking the centenary of the artist’s death on 27 September 1917, Drawn in Colour: Degas from the Burrell is also a fitting tribute to one of the greatest creative figures of French art. Shipping magnate Sir William Burrell (1861–1958) amassed one of the finest
collections of Degas pastels in the world; encompassing works from every period of his career and representative of some of his favourite subjects: the ballet, horse racing, and the private world of women at their toilette. They form part of the collection of nine thousand objects including tapestries, stained glass, sculpture, and paintings that Burrell gifted to the city of Glasgow in 1944.
The works will be exhibited in London alongside a selection of oil paintings and pastels from the National Gallery’s own Degas collection.
Edgar Degas The Green Ballet Skirt, c.1896 The Burrell Collection, Glasgow