Edgar Degas

The Ballet Class by Edgar Degas

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The Ballet Class is a painting by Edgar Degas, which was painted between 1871 and 1874.It is in the collection of the Musée d'Orsay, Paris, France.It was commissioned by Jean-Baptiste Faure.Degas temporarily abandoned work on this painting, and delivered a work of a similar name to Faure.The painting depicts dancers at the end of a lesson under ballet master Jules Perrot.Perrot and Degas were friends, and Degas painted the dance class in the Paris Opera a year after it burnt down.