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    Sale 12070

    Impressionist & Modern Art Works on Paper

    13 May 2016, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 1033

    Edgar Degas (1834-1917)

    Femme à la cigarette

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    Edgar Degas (1834-1917)
    Femme à la cigarette
    with atelier stamp (Lugt 657; lower right)
    monotype on paper laid down on Japan paper
    Plate size: 3 1/8 x 2 ¾ in. (8 x 7 cm.)
    Sheet size: 5 x 4 5/8 in. (12.8 x 11.7 cm.)
    Executed circa 1880


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    Provenance

    Estate of the artist; Vente d'estampes, Galerie Manzi-Joyant, Paris, 22-23 November 1918, lot 287.
    Gustave Pellet, Paris (acquired at the above sale).
    Maurice Exteens, Paris (acquired from the above).
    Paul Brame and César de Hauke, Paris (acquired from the above).
    Acquired by the present owner, circa 2000.


    Literature

    E.P. Janis, Degas Monotypes, exh. cat., Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1968, no. 250 (illustrated).
    J. Adhémar and F. Cachin, Degas, The Complete Etchings, Lithographs and Monotypes, New York, 1975, p. 272, no. 41.
    S. Friedman, "On Smoke," Degas, A Strange Beauty, exh. cat., The Museum of Modern Art, New York, 2016, p. 102 (illustrated in color, fig. 2).


    Exhibited

    Los Angeles County Museum, Degas, March 1958, p. 83, no. 92 (illustrated, p. 82).