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Self-portrait by Edgar Degas, in black hat, 'Memories of Degas', in white font below, by Pallas Athene.

Memories of Degas

By (author) George Moore
By (author) Walter Sickert
Edited by Anna Gruetzner Robins


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  • Intensely personal memoirs of Degas, by George Moore, the first writer in English on Impressionism, and Walter Sickert
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Degas was a celebrity in Britain in his lifetime, thanks originally to George Moore’s pioneering essay, The Painter of Modern Life. When Degas died Moore reprised the essay with some further recollections, in part as a riposte to the memoir published by Degas’s great admirer and follower, Walter Sickert. Sickert’s essay, sparkling, engaged, witty and occasionally combative, is amongst the best of his writings. Together these memoirs represent some of the most vivid responses to Impressionism in English – as well as painting an intimate picture of arguably the most important and most influential – and the most humane – of the painters of the later 19th century. Hitherto difficult to find, these essays are reprinted here with an introduction by Anna Gruetzner Robins and are illustrated with 30 pages of colour plates covering the span of Degas’s dazzling career.

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Pallas Athene
6th Apr 2023
Paperback / softback
145 mm x 114 mm
112 Pages
40 color
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