Mirrors of De Gas. A (Photo) Bonus

I wrote already, at the end of my last posting about Degas, that he became interested in photography in the later years of his life (more precisely, sometimes in the mid-1880s).  I also was somewhat critical about his treatment of a ‘mirror’ in one of his photos (I called ‘banal’).

This photo shows that he managed to make something really interesting with mirrors in photography, too. This picture is taken around 1885-86, and shows Henry Lerolle, a French painter and friend of Degas, with two of his  daughters, Yvonne and Christine.

And a mirror, that multiples the ladies making them four in this photo. The mirror is really huge; I wonder if it is the same mirror Degas used to paint the portrait of Madame Jeantaud.

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