OIL PAINTING: At the Milliner's, c.1882
Edgar Degas was the most prolific user of Pastel, and its champion. His friend, Mary Cassatt, introduced the impressionists, and Pastel, to her friends in Philadelphia and Washington, and thus to the United States. In the spring of 1983, Sotheby Parke Bernet sold at auction two Degas Pastels for more than $3,000,000 each! Both Pastels were painted about 1880.