Edgar Degas Ballet Rehearsal Music Box
Degas Music Box / Jewelry Box Featuring the 1874 Oil Painting Ballet Rehearsal
- 8"L x 6"W x 2.5"H
- Wood Grain Finish
- Velvet Lined
- Padded Feet
- 18 Note Sankyo Musical Movement
- Your Choice of Tunes
This lovely Degas ballerina music box features a famous oil painting by Degas done in 1874, prior to the development of his impressionistic style later in his career. Unlike many ballet paintings, the The Ballet Rehearsal shows dancers on stage in a variety of poses, stretching and yawning, giving the viewer the sense that they are fatigued and tired. This famous Degas image is framed in our popular woodgrain finish music box with a flocked interior and visible music movement. Choose from our selection of tunes for a personalized music box gift.
Our musical Degas music boxes make great art gift ideas and are perfect for anyone who loves Degas or Dance. They come in a nice wrappable box and can be ordered with your choice of greeting cards. Check out our Degas ballerina jewelry, tote bags, umbrellas and other ballerina gift ideas too!
Edgar Degas was born in 1834 in Paris France to a wealthy family. Rejecting his father's wishes for become a lawyer, he went to Italy in 1854 to study the art of the masters. His paintings were exhibited at the Paris Salon beginning in 1865 but attracted little attention until he transitioned to more contemporary subjects. Although he is considered one of the founders of impressionism, he did not identify himself with other impressionists of his time and always painted indoors due to poor eyesight and sensitivity to light. Dancer on Stage with a Bouquet was created in 1876 and is a pastel on paper. It is one of his many works featuring ballet dancers, a favorite subject, and one which he is most famous for. In his later years he turned to sculpture because of his failing eyesight and produced over 150 wax images including his famous The Little Fourteen-Year-Old Dancer. Degas died in Paris in 1917 at the age of 83.