1872-73. Oil on canvas. The National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, USA. Read Note.
Madame René de Gas. Degas’ portrait of Estelle Musson, married to his brother René, was done in 1872/73. In a letter Degas wrote, “He (René) is married and his wife, our cousin, is blind, poor thing, almost without hope. She has borne him two children, she is going to give him a third whose godfather I shall be, and as the widow of a young American killed in the War of Secession she already had a little girl of her own who is 9 years old