Combing the Hair Print on Canvas. Combing the hair or Le Coiffure is a popular theme in Degas creations, it allows the viewer a glimpse into the 19th centuries unseen world of beauty and class. In this bold artwork, you can see a servant girl combing her mistress’s hair.
Edgar Degas (1834-1917) was a French artist who achieved notoriety for his sculptures, drawings, paintings and prints. More than half of this amazing artists body of work featured dancers. Widely recognised as one of the founding fathers of Impressionism, Degas rejected this terminology preferring to be referred to as a realist.