Peter Campbell, 4 July 1985
Show More Degas: His Life, Times and Work by Roy McMullen.
Secker, 517 pp., £18.50, March 1985, 9780436276477Show More
Degas: The Dancers by George Shackelford.
Norton, 151 pp., £22.95, March 1985, 0 393 01975 6Show More
Degas Pastels, Oil Sketches, Drawings by Götz Adriani.
Thames and Hudson, 408 pp., £35, May 1985, 0 500 09168 4Show More
Bricabracomania: The Bourgeois and the Bibelot by Rémy de Saisselin.
Thames and Hudson, 189 pp., £12.50, February 1985, 0 500 23424 8Show More
“... a cold in my head, on celibacy, and three-quarters of what I have been saying to myself is sad.’ McMullen sifts through a lot of evidence, much of it gossip, and comes to the conclusion that he was impotent. Van Gogh saw him as an artist-anchorite: Why do you say that Degas has trouble having erections? Degas lives like a little notary and does not love ...”