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Degas: At the Bourse

Jews, Commerce, & Culture

An Online Exhibition from the Herbert D. Katz Center for Advanced Judaic Studies 2008-2009 Fellows at the University of Pennsylvania and the Penn Libraries
Edgar Degas, At the Stock Exchange (1878-1879).
Ernest May, depicted here, was a successful businessman and collector of Degas' work, who later bequeathed this painting to the Louvre. Degas' portrait of his patron exemplifies the complex relationship between image and reality in the depiction of Jews in commerce.
Courtesy of the Musée d'Orsay, Paris, France.