Edgar Degas - A Ballerina (Danseuse à la barre), about 1880

Edgar Degas (Paris, 1834 - 1917, Paris)

A Ballerina (Danseuse à la barre), about 1880

Black and ochre chalk and pink and white pastel on paper, 30 x 22.8 cm (11 13/16 x 8 15/16 in.) sheet

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Object details

Accession number

P11s9

Provenance

Estate of the artist.
At auction by Galerie Georges Petit, Paris on 7-9 April 1919 (Third sale, Atelier Edgar Degas, lot 125).
Purchased by Isabella Stewart Gardner from the gallery Durand-Ruel, New York on 30 March 1920 for $500 through American artist Louis Kronberg (1872–1965).

Marks

Stamped (lower left): Degas
Inscribed in black chalk in Degas' hand (upper left): bras gauche mauvais, en chercher un autre

Bibliography

Galerie Georges Petit. Catalogue des Tableaux, Pastels et Dessins par Edgar Degas et provenant de son atelier,... (Paris, 7-9 April 1919), p. 105, lot 125.
Durand-Ruel Galleries. Exhibition of Pastels and Drawings by Degas (1834-1917) (New York, 11-27 March 1920), p. 4, no. 66.
Philip Hendy. Catalogue of Exhibited Paintings and Drawings (Boston, 1931), pp. 126-27.
Gilbert Wendel Longstreet and Morris Carter. General Catalogue (Boston, 1935), pp. 65-66.
Rollin van N. Hadley (ed.). Drawings: Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum (Boston, 1968), pp. 43, 45, no. 21.


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