Arts Everyday Living: Edgar Degas, His Tribute to a Woman Artist Specialist

Edgar Degas, Victoria Dubourg, 1868-1869, oil on canvas, Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo, Ohio

French Impressionist Edgar Degas (1834-1917) was a talented portraitist, often depicting his contemporaries such as artist Victoria Dubourg (1840-1926) above.  She was an accomplished painter of flowers (see: below), as well as spouse of another floral specialist Henri Fantin-Latour (1836-1904).

Victoria Dubourg, Flowers, n.d., oil on canvas, National Museum of Western Art, Tokyo, Japan

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