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Copies of Cézanne's Bathers
Edgar Degas (French, 1834 - 1917)
In April 1877, the Impressionists' third group exhibition opened in Paris. Impressed by his friend Paul Cézanne's painting on view there, Baigneurs au Repos, Edgar Degasmade two partial copies of it in his sketchbook. As his notebook was rather large and unwieldy, Degas probably sketched the painting from memory when he returned home, rather than in front of the actual scene.
Degas focused on the standing bather from the