Degas Ballet Dancer Necklace
Silver Plated Degas Ballet Dancer Art Glass Necklace, Handcrafted in the U.S.A.
- Made in the USA
- Free Gift Box
- 1" high x 1" wide,
- Sterling Silver Plated Pewter Frame
- Degas Ballerina Beveled Glass Tile
- Choice of Silver Chain or Leather Cord
- Free Gift Wrap and Information Card on Degas and his Ballet Dancers Painting.
Our Degas art glass necklace features a beautiful pastel entitled "Dancer on Stage with a Bouquet" which he completed in 1876. This famous painting has inspired this Degas necklace featuring a beveled glass tile and mounted in a sterling silver plated pewter frame. Choice for chain is a leather cord or sterling silver chain in 18" or 20" lengths. A gift box and information card about Edgar Degas and this beautiful ballet painting is included.
Degas Dancer on Stage with a Bouquet
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.