Crouching Woman (1827)
Ferdinand Victor Eugène Delacroix (French, 1798-1863) - Romanticism
Location: Art Institute of Chicago, Illinois , US   
”…Here is one of the many studies Delacroix produced before completing the  work (The Death of Sardanapalus: http://www.artble.com/imgs/e/7/a/934950/the_death_of_sardanapalus.jpg ) in its entirety. This figure can be seen at the right of the  king’s bed. It is unclear yet whether she has been slain or if she is  attempting to ward off her murderer…” http://www.artble.com/artists/eugene_delacroix

Crouching Woman (1827)

Ferdinand Victor Eugène Delacroix (French, 1798-1863) - Romanticism

Location: Art Institute of Chicago, Illinois , US   

”…Here is one of the many studies Delacroix produced before completing the work (The Death of Sardanapalus: http://www.artble.com/imgs/e/7/a/934950/the_death_of_sardanapalus.jpg ) in its entirety. This figure can be seen at the right of the king’s bed. It is unclear yet whether she has been slain or if she is attempting to ward off her murderer…” http://www.artble.com/artists/eugene_delacroix


La Toilette /Woman Combing Her Hair ( 1884–1886)
Edgar Degas (French, 1834–1917) - Impressionist/ Realist
Location: Pushkin Museum, Moscow
”… By 1885, most of his more important works were done in pastel. He submitted a suite of nudes, all rendered in pastel, to the final Impressionist exhibition in 1886;  The figures in these pastels were criticized for their ungainly poses, as in this work, in which the figure squats awkwardly in a tub, yet the steep perspective gives the work a solid, sculptural balance. ..”  http://www.metmuseum.org

La Toilette /Woman Combing Her Hair ( 1884–1886)

Edgar Degas (French, 1834–1917) - Impressionist/ Realist

Location: Pushkin Museum, Moscow

”… By 1885, most of his more important works were done in pastel. He submitted a suite of nudes, all rendered in pastel, to the final Impressionist exhibition in 1886;  The figures in these pastels were criticized for their ungainly poses, as in this work, in which the figure squats awkwardly in a tub, yet the steep perspective gives the work a solid, sculptural balance. ..”  http://www.metmuseum.org