The Ballet Class (Degas, Musée d'Orsay)
|The Ballet Class|
|Year||between 1871 and 1874|
|Type||Oil paint on canvas|
|Dimensions||85 by 75 centimetres (33 in × 30 in)|
|Location||Musée d'Orsay, Paris|
The Ballet Class (French: La Classe de danse) is a painting by Edgar Degas, which was painted between 1871 and 1874. It is in the collection of the Musée d'Orsay, Paris, France. It was commissioned by Jean-Baptiste Faure. Degas temporarily abandoned work on this painting, and delivered a work of a similar name to Faure.
The painting depicts dancers at the end of a lesson under ballet master Jules Perrot. Perrot and Degas were friends, and Degas painted the dance class in the Paris Opera a year after it burnt down.
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