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    Sale 2166

    Impressionist and Modern Works on Paper

    7 May 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 124

    Edgar Degas (1834-1917)

    Trois danseuses

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    Edgar Degas (1834-1917)
    Trois danseuses
    bears signature and inscription
    charcoal and pastel on buff paper laid down on board
    31 3/8 x 22¼ in. (79.7 x 56.5 cm.)
    Drawn circa 1890


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    In a letter of 30 March 2009, Professor Theodore Reff has stated his opinion that the drawing itself is by Edgar Degas but the inscription is not.

    Provenance

    Nina Lebel, Paris.
    Paul and Sophie Sampliner, New York (acquired from the above, June 1954).
    By descent from the above to the late owner.


    Pre-Lot Text

    Property from the Estate of Joan S. Ben-Avi