1850s

Works from the 1850s (click images for essays)

Edgar Degas (1834–1917) 
Studies of the Borghese Gladiator, c. 1853–56
Black and red chalks on cream laid paper 
9 1/2 x 12 5/16 in. (24.2 x 31.3 cm)
Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute, Williamstown, Massachusetts, 1971.41

Edgar Degas (1834–1917) 
Two Portrait Studies of a Man, c. 1856–57
Graphite with stumping and touches of white chalk on pink wove paper
17 5/16 x 11 3/8 in. (44 x 28.9 cm)
Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute, Williamstown, Massachusetts, 1955.1393

Claude Monet (1840–1926) 
Caricature of a Man with a Snuff Box, c. 1858
Charcoal heightened with white chalk on blue wove paper 
23 1/8 x 13 in. (58.8 x 33 cm)
Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute, Williamstown, Massachusetts, 2006.10