Little Dancer of Fourteen YearsLittle Dancer of Fourteen Years

Edgar Degas exhibited "The Little Dancer of Fourteen Years" (La Petite Danseuse de Quatorze Ans) at the Sixth Impressionist Exhibition in Paris in 1881. Many were appalled by the frank depiction of the young hard-working girl, but over time its popularity has grown. The sculpture was originally made of wax, dressed in a real tutu and ballet slippers. Many bronze replicas have been cast and can be found in various museums including The National Gallery of Art (Washington DC) and the Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York).

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