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Degas: a passion for perfection

The Fitzwilliam Museum will mark the centenary of Degas’s death with an exhibition that will exhibit its holdings of works by the artist – the most extensive and representative in the UK.

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Degas’s Drinker: portraits by Marcellin Desboutin

Tue 19 September - Sun 25 February 2018

Fitzwilliam Museum

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.

Cost: Free

Enquiries and booking

No need to book.

Timing

10:00am-5:00pm Tuesday-Saturday every week from Tuesday 19 September until Saturday 23 December

10:00am-5:00pm Tuesday-Saturday every week from Wednesday 27 December until Sunday 25 February 2018

12:00pm-5:00pm Sunday every week from Tuesday 19 September until Friday 29 December

12:00pm-5:00pm Sunday every week from Monday 1 January 2018 until Sunday 25 February 2018

All times

Tue 19 September 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Wed 20 September 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Thu 21 September 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Fri 22 September 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sat 23 September 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sun 24 September 12:00PM - 5:00PM
Tue 26 September 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Wed 27 September 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Thu 28 September 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Fri 29 September 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sat 30 September 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sun 1 October 12:00PM - 5:00PM
Tue 3 October 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Wed 4 October 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Thu 5 October 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Fri 6 October 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sat 7 October 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sun 8 October 12:00PM - 5:00PM
Tue 10 October 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Wed 11 October 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Thu 12 October 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Fri 13 October 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sat 14 October 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sun 15 October 12:00PM - 5:00PM
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Sat 21 October 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sun 22 October 12:00PM - 5:00PM
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Fri 24 November 10:00AM - 5:00PM
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Fri 1 December 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sat 2 December 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sun 3 December 12:00PM - 5:00PM
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Tue 16 January 2018 10:00AM - 5:00PM
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Sat 20 January 2018 10:00AM - 5:00PM
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Sun 28 January 2018 12:00PM - 5:00PM
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Thu 1 February 2018 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Fri 2 February 2018 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sat 3 February 2018 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sun 4 February 2018 12:00PM - 5:00PM
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Wed 21 February 2018 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Thu 22 February 2018 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Fri 23 February 2018 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sat 24 February 2018 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sun 25 February 2018 12:00PM - 5:00PM

Venue

Address: Fitzwilliam Museum
Trumpington Street
Cambridge
Cambridgeshire
CB2 1RB
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