Four Edgar Degas works go on display at Norton Simon in Pasadena



Four Edgar Degas works that have not been on view in nearly six years are now on display at the Norton Simon Museum, the arts institution’s officials said.

The works, two charcoal drawings and two landscapes, went on view today in the museum’s 19th century wing, said spokeswoman Leslie Denk.

Pictured here, at top right, is “Dancer (Battement in Second Position),” 1874, a charcoal and chalk work that was a study for “The Rehearsal.”

At bottom right is “Olive Trees against a Mountainous Background,” c. 1890-1892. The Norton Simon Web site notes that Degas is seldom remembered as a landscapist.

You can interact with both these works, and the other two newly displayed pieces, on the Norton Simon site:

But, more importantly, get thee to the Norton Simon and experience them firsthand.

Hours: Mon., Wed.-Thurs., Sat.-Sun. noon to 6 p.m.; closed Tues.; Fri. noon to 9 p.m.

(Photos courtesy Norton Simon Museum)