Three Mounted Jockeys - edgar degas, about 1885-1888

edgar degas (Paris, 1834 - 1917, Paris)

Three Mounted Jockeys, about 1885-1888

Black ink, white, flesh and rose washes, oil pigments on brown paper, 30.5 x 24 cm (12 x 9 7/16 in.)

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Object details

Accession number

3.1.o.93

Description

Stolen in 1990.

Provenance

Estate of the artist.
Purchased by Isabella Stewart Gardner at auction from Galerie Georges Petit, Paris on 2-4 July 1919 for 2,800 francs for two drawings (with 2.4.o.90) through her agent Fernand Robert (Fourth sale, Atelier Edgar Degas, lot 229a).
Stolen in 1990.

Marks

Inscribed in pencil: P H 1944
Stamped in red ink (lower left): Degas

Bibliography

Galerie Georges Petit. Catalogue des Tableaux, Pastels et Dessins par Edgar Degas et provenant de son atelier,... (Paris, 2-4 July 1919), p. 194, lot 229a.
Philip Hendy. Catalogue of Exhibited Paintings and Drawings (Boston, 1931), p. 125.
Gilbert Wendel Longstreet and Morris Carter. General Catalogue (Boston, 1935), p. 131.
Rollin van N. Hadley (ed.). Drawings: Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum (Boston, 1968), p. 43.


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