Video image credits
Edgar Degas, 'Two Dancers on the Stage', c. 1874. Oil on canvas, 61.5 x 46 cm. The Samuel Courtauld Trust, The Courtauld Gallery, London.
Edgar Degas, 'La Danse Grecque (Dancing Ballerinas)', 1885-90. Pastel on joined paper laid down on board, 580 x 490 mm. On loan from the Honorable Earle I. Mack Collection.
Edgar Degas, 'Three Dancers (Blue Skirts, Red Bodices)', c. 1903. Pastel on paper mounted on card. 94 x 81 cm. Fondation Beyeler, Riehen / Basel. Image © Peter Schibli, Basel.
Edgar Degas, 'The Little Dancer, Aged Fourteen', 1880-1, cast c. 1922. Painted bronze with muslin and silk, 98.4 x 36.5 cm. Tate. Purchased with assistance from The Art Fund 1952. Image © Tate, London, 2010.
Edgar Degas, 'Dancers', c. 1899. Pastel on tracing paper laid down on board, 588 x 463 mm. Princeton University Art Museum. Bequest of Henry K. Dick, Class of 1909. Image Bruce M. White.
Edgar Degas, 'The Rehearsal', c. 1874. Oil on canvas 58.4 x 83.8 cm Lent by Culture and Sport Glasgow on behalf of Glasgow City Council. Gifted by Sir William and Lady Constance Burrell to the City of Glasgow, 1944. Image © Culture and Sport Glasgow (Museums).
Edgar Degas, 'Dancer (Préparation en dedans)', c. 1880-85. Charcoal with stumping on buff paper, 336 x 227 mm. Trinity House. Image Trinity House, London and New York.
Edweard Muybridge, 'Woman dancing (Fancy)', plate 187 of Animal Locomotion, 1884-86. Collotype on white wove paper, 18.4 x 41.7 cm. Royal Academy of Arts, London. Image © Royal Academy of Arts, London / Prudence Cuming.
Edgar Degas, 'Ballet Scene from Meyerbeer’s Opera ‘Robert le Diable’', 1876. Oil on canvas, 76.6 x 81.3 cm. Victoria and Albert Museum, London. Bequeathed by Constantine Alexander Ionides. Image © V&A Images / Victoria and Albert Museum, London.
Edgar Degas, 'The Red Ballet Skirts', c. 1895-1900. Pastel on tracing paper 813 x 622 mm Lent by Culture and Sport Glasgow on behalf of Glasgow City Council. Gifted by Sir William and Lady Constance Burrell to the City of Glasgow, 1944. Image © Culture and Sport Glasgow (Museums).
Edgar Degas, 'The Dance Lesson', c. 1879. Oil on canvas, 38 x 88 cm. National Gallery of Art, Washington, Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mellon, 1995.47.6. Image courtesy National Gallery of Art, Washington.
'Portrait of Marie Sanlaville in Costume for Don Juan', c. 1866–70. Carte de visite, 10.3 x 6.2 cm. Bibliothèque nationale de France, Paris. Bibliothèquemusée de l’Opéra. Image © Bibliothèque nationale de France.
Edgar Degas, 'Dancer Adjusting her Shoulder Strap', c. 1895-6. Modern print from gelatin dry plate negative. 180 x 130 mm. Bibliothèque nationale de France, Paris. Image © Bibliothèque Nationale de France.