The Collector of Prints (Edgar Degas)

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The Collector of Prints
The Collector of Prints MET DT1920.jpg
ArtistEdgar Degas
Year1866
MediumOil on canvas
Dimensions53 cm × 40 cm (21 in × 16 in)
LocationMetropolitan Museum of Art, New York City
Accession29.100.44

The Collector of Prints is a mid-19th century painting by French artist Edgar Degas. Done in oil on canvas, the painting is currently in the collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art.[1]

Description[edit]

The painting depicts an aged art collector in his modest gallery. On display are a number of cheap lithographs accompanied by more valuable Chinese and Japanese art. It is one of many Degas paintings showing people at work in a way that defines their character.

The work is on view at the Metropolitan Museum's Gallery 815.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "metmuseum.org". www.metmuseum.org. Retrieved 2018-08-15.