Trivium Art HistoryEdgar Degas

Portrait of Mlle. Hortense Valpinçon

Portrait of Mlle. Hortense Valpinçon, 1871 — Edgar Degas
75.57 cm113.67 cm

Portrait of Mlle. Hortense Valpinçon is an Impressionist, Oil on Canvas Painting created by Edgar Degas in 1871. It lives at the Minneapolis Institute of Art in the United States. The image is in the Public Domain, and tagged Children, and Portraits. Source

While in Normandy, Degas frequented Ménil-Hubert, the country estate of his childhood friend Paul Valpinçon. Valpinçon eldest child and only daughter, Hortense, stood for Degas's during one of his visits, resulting in this charming portrait of a decidedly self-aware child.

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