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Edgar Degas
Portrait of Mlle. Hortense Valpinçon, 1871 — Edgar Degas,

Portrait of Mlle. Hortense Valpinçon

Edgar Degas, 1871

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75.57 cm113.67 cm

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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