Saturday, October 29, 2016

A few winter hats - Edgar Degas 1834–1917 Fascinated with Mary Cassatt & Milliners

Mary Cassatt & Edgar Degas spent a lot of time together, both in & out of the studio. She would take Degas along, when she went shopping for clothes & hats. There Degas could watch young women shoppers & sales-clerks, as they moved about the shops & used their hands creating complex gestures necessary for making & trying on hats. She wrote that she had posed for some of his millinery scenes in the 1880s. It is impossible to know just which of the following scenes in millinery shops include Mary Cassatt as a model.

Edgar Degas (1834–1917) At the Milliner's

Edgar Degas (1834–1917) . The Little Milliners 1882

Edgar Degas (1834–1917) At the Milliner's 1892

Edgar Degas (1834–1917) At the Milliner's

Edgar Degas (1834–1917) At the Milliners 1882

Edgar Degas (1834–1917) The Millinery Shop

Edgar Degas (1834–1917) At The Milliner's 1882

Edgar Degas (1834–1917) The Milliner

Edgar Degas (1834–1917) Trying on a Hat

Edgar Degas (1834–1917) Woman Tying the Ribbons of Her Hat

Edgar Degas (1834-1917) The Milliners

Edgar Degas (1834-1917) The Milliners 1898