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Degas’s Little Dancer National Gallery of Art October 5, 2014!–!January 11, 2015 Fig. 1 Edgar Degas, The Dance Class (Ecole de Danse), c. 1873, oil on canvas. Trustees of the Corcoran Collection (William A. Clark Collection)Fig. 2 Edgar Degas, Dancers at the Old Opera House, c. 1877, pastel over monotype on laid paper. National Gallery of Art, Washington, Ailsa Mellon Bruce CollectionFig. 3 Edgar Degas, The Dance Lesson, c. 1879, oil on canvas. National Gallery of Art, Washington, Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mellon Little Dancer Aged Fourteen (cover) holds a unique place in the work of Edgar Degas (1834!–!1917). Among the more than one hundred sculp-tures he created in wax, clay, and other materials, it is the only one he ever chose to exhibit. At least thirty bronze and two plaster versions of it were cast after his death, all of them based on Degas’s original wax-and-clay sculpture!—!the sole version he ever touched!—!which is now at the National Gallery of Art. This exhibition p...