edgar degas - Study for the Programme, 1884

edgar degas (Paris, 1834 - 1917, Paris)

Study for the Programme de la soirée artistique du 15 juin 1884 (Galerie Ponsin), 1884

Black chalk on paper, 24.6 x 31.4 cm (9 11/16 x 12 3/8 in.) sheet

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Object details

Accession number

3.1.o.96

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 660 francs for two drawings (3.1.o.97) through her agent Fernand Robert (Fourth sale, Atelier Edgar Degas, lot 258b).
Stolen in 1990.

Marks

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. 222, lot 258b.
Philip Hendy. Catalogue of Exhibited Paintings and Drawings (Boston, 1931), p. 126.
Gilbert Wendel Longstreet and Morris Carter. General Catalogue (Boston, 1935), pp. 132-33.
Rollin van N. Hadley (ed.). Drawings: Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum (Boston, 1968), p. 66.
Barbara Stern Shapiro. "A Note on Two Degas Drawings." Fenway Court (1978), pp. 15-21, fig. 1.
Roy Perkinson. "Technical Note." Fenway Court (1978), pp. 22-23.


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