Edgar Degas’ Dans les coulisses (In the Wings)

Many of Degas’ pieces executed in the 1880s — ‘the works of a mature genius’ — are today held in institutions. Our Global President Jussi Pylkkänen was, therefore, surprised and delighted to see this rare pastel opera scene come to market.

‘I think this is one of the most noble and beautiful works by Degas that I've seen on the market in the past 30 years,’ says Pylkkänen of Dans les coulisses, Edgar Degas’ pastel on linen from 1882-85. ‘I saw it for the first time some 15 years ago, and was immediately struck by its uniqueness and its beauty.’

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