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Two Dancers

Raphael Soyer

American Art

Raphael Soyer approached pastel in a relatively conservative manner, entirely covering the paper with carefully modeled forms. Elements of this composition (including the strong vertical elements that break up the space), as well as the subject of dancers, make reference to the work of the French Impressionist and progressive pastellist Edgar Degas.
MEDIUM Pastel on grey wove paper
DATES ca. 1935-1940
DIMENSIONS 24 1/4 x 18 1/8 in. (61.6 x 46 cm) Framed: 28 3/4 x 22 3/4 in. (73 x 57.8 cm)  (show scale)
SIGNATURE Signed lower right in graphite: "RAPHAEL SOYER"
COLLECTIONS American Art
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
ACCESSION NUMBER 40.85
CREDIT LINE Museum Collection Fund
RIGHTS STATEMENT © Estate of Raphael Soyer
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CAPTION Raphael Soyer (American, born Russia, 1899-1987). Two Dancers, ca. 1935-1940. Pastel on grey wove paper, 24 1/4 x 18 1/8 in. (61.6 x 46 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Museum Collection Fund, 40.85. © Estate of Raphael Soyer
IMAGE overall, 40.85_PS2.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2006
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