Here is a small selection of Degas’ lesser-known paintings and drawings, including (to the left) ‘Le bain du matin’ (Morning Bath) of 1887, and some of the surviving monotypes from the late 1870s.

Many of these images have a much more intimate and personal quality than the better-known dancers, and give us some insight into Degas’ relationship with the real world of Paris in the late nineteenth century.