• Impressionist/Modern auction at Christies

    Sale 2198

    Impressionist/Modern

    22 September 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 36

    Edgar Degas (1834-1917)

    Copy after Gozzoli's "Destruction de Sodom"

    Price Realised  

    Edgar Degas (1834-1917)
    Copy after Gozzoli's "Destruction de Sodom"
    with atelier stamp (Lugt 657; upper left), dated and inscribed '1859 Pise' (lower right) and indistinctly inscribed throughout; with atelier stamp (Lugt 657; on the reverse)
    pencil on paper
    5½ x 7 3/8 in. (14 x 18.7 cm.)
    Drawn in 1859


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    In a letter of 22 July 2009, Professor Theodore Reff has stated his opinion that this drawing is by Edgar Degas.

    Provenance

    Estate of the artist.
    Arbit Blatas, Paris.
    Regina Resnik, New York (acquired from the above).
    Acquired from the above by the present owner.