The Dancing Class

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The Dancing Class
Edgar Degas - Chasse de danse.jpg
ArtistEdgar Degas
Yearabout 1870
Typeoil painting on wood
Dimensions19.7 cm × 27 cm (7.8 in × 11 in)
LocationMetropolitan Museum of Art, New York City

The Dancing Class is an oil painting by Edgar Degas. It was painted about 1870. It was the first of Degas's "ballet pictures". The painting depicts a dancing class at the Paris Opéra. The dancer in the center is Joséphine Gaujelin (or Gozelin).

See also[edit]


  • The Dancing Class, Metropolitan Museum, retrieved 2013-01-23

External links[edit]

  • Impressionism: a centenary exhibition, an exhibition catalog from The Metropolitan Museum of Art (fully available online as PDF), which contains material on The Dancing Class (p. 94-98)