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Degas’s Drinker: portraits by Marcellin Desboutin

Exhibition

Fitzwilliam Museum
Trumpington Street
Cambridge
Cambs
CB2 1RB

Tel: 01223 332900

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Edgar Degas by Marcellin Desboutin

Edgar Degas’s famous painting In a Café (L’Absinthe, 1875-6), features a dissolute bearded man whom Degas modeled on his characterful friend and fellow artist Marcellin Desboutin (1832-1902). Both men shared a passion for printmaking and this exhibition explores the Museum’s rare collection of Desboutin’s sensitively executed prints in drypoint. Depicting friends and associates, many of whom frequented the Parisian cafés and salons, Desboutin’s portraits – some drawn from life, others from photographs – capture the likenesses of influential artists, writers, critics, musicians and socialites as well as children, his own family and the bohemian figure of the artist himself.

Opening Times

Open (19 Sep 2017 - 25 Feb 2018)
DayTimes
MondayClosed
Tuesday10:0017:00
Wednesday10:0017:00
Thursday10:0017:00
Friday10:0017:00
Saturday10:0017:00
Sunday12:0017:00
Bank Holiday12:0017:00

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