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Dancers in the Wings

1879-1880
Hilaire-Germain-Edgar Degas, French, 1834 - 1917
A cavern or grottolike setting was encountered in several late-nineteenth-century Opéra productions. This etching resembles the set for act II of the ballet Sylvia in which the heroine is trapped in a cave....

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