7 May 2009,
New York, Rockefeller Center
Price realised USD 218,500
Estimate USD 250,000 - USD 350,000
Edgar Degas (1834-1917)
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.
Nina Lebel, Paris.
Paul and Sophie Sampliner, New York (acquired from the above, June 1954).
By descent from the above to the late owner.
Property from the Estate of Joan S. Ben-Avi
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