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    Sale 2166

    Impressionist and Modern Works on Paper

    7 May 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 112

    Edgar Degas (1834-1917)

    Portrait de René Degas

    Price Realised  

    Edgar Degas (1834-1917)
    Portrait de René Degas
    signed, inscribed and dated 'Degas mon frère René 1855' (lower right)
    pencil with white heightening on buff paper
    12¼ x 9½ in. (31.1 x 24.1 cm.)
    Drawn in 1855


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    In a letter of 30 March 2009, Professor Theodore Reff has stated his opinion that this drawing is by Edgar Degas.

    Provenance

    Anon. sale, Hôtel Drouot, Paris, 24 November 1964, lot 32.
    Hector Brame, Paris.
    Acquired from the above by the family of the late owner.


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