Sign in to favourite Sign in to add to album Geographical notes close Places are defined in terms of modern geography. Copyright Information close This artwork is in public domain in its country of origin and other countries and areas where the copyright term is the author's life plus 70 years or less. If you are a copyright owner of this artwork, or his/hers legal representative, and you do not agree that this artwork is public domain, please let us know firstname.lastname@example.org WikiArt.org allows unlimited copying, distributing and displaying of the images of public domain artworks. Artworks protected by copyright are supposed to be used only for contemplation. Images of that type of artworks are prohibited for copying, printing, or any kind of reproducing and communicating to public since these activities may be considered copyright infringement. Public domain ← → Interior (The Rape) Edgar Degas Original Title: L'intérieur (Le Viol) Date: 1868 - 1869 Style: Impressionism Genre: interior Media: grisaille Location: Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA, US Order an oil painting reproduction Ad Image dimension 750x467px, View all sizes Also known as The Rape, this painting has posed a conundrum for art historians since its creation. During the time it was painted, Degas was known for historical paintings or those with a literary influence, but no such influence or historical story can be related Interior. The most wide agreement is that the painting refers to a scene in the novel Therese Raquin, by Emile Zola, published in 1867. It is referred to as one of the most dramatic and theatrical of all of Degas’ compositions, as the items in the room are placed almost as props and the depiction of the characters had a stage-like, theatrical quality. Edgar Degas Famous works The Belleli Family Edgar Degas · 1860 - 1862 Interior (The Rape) Edgar Degas · 1868 - 1869 Dance Class at the Opera Edgar Degas · 1872 A Cotton Office in New Orleans Edgar Degas · 1873 The Ballet Class Edgar Degas · 1871 - 1874 Place de la Concorde Edgar Degas · 1875 The Absinthe Drinker Edgar Degas · 1876 Two Ballet Dancers Edgar Degas · 1879 Three Dancers in an Exercise Hall Edgar Degas · 1880 Little Dancer, Fourteen Year Old Edgar Degas · 1881 Dancers tying shoes Edgar Degas · 1883 In the Dance Studio Edgar Degas · 1897 Ballet Dancers in the Wings Edgar Degas · 1900 View all 617 artworks Related Artworks Interior of St Mark's, Venice Walter Sickert Stairway at 48 rue de Lille Paris Edward Hopper A corner of the studio Eugene Delacroix Interior of a Chapel Eugene Delacroix Baptistry of St. John's Edward Hopper Sheridan Theatre Edward Hopper Rooms By The Sea Edward Hopper Sun in an Empty Room Edward Hopper Moroccan courtyard Eugene Delacroix Niche space in the palace of the Sultan of Meknes Eugene Delacroix Two Seated Women Mary Cassatt Young Boy with a Cat Pierre-Auguste Renoir Almonds, currants and peaches Edouard Manet La Grenouillere Pierre-Auguste Renoir Mixed Flowers In An Earthware Pot Pierre-Auguste Renoir Embarkation after Folkestone Edouard Manet The Departure Of The Folkestone Boat Edouard Manet La Grenouillere Pierre-Auguste Renoir The reading Edouard Manet La Grenouillere Pierre-Auguste Renoir 1 Load more Advertisement.