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    Sale 2165

    Impressionist and Modern Day Sale

    7 May 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 211

    Edgar Degas (1834-1917)

    Cheval au galop, tournant la tête à droite, les pieds ne touchant pas terre; jockey monté sur le cheval

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    Edgar Degas (1834-1917)
    Cheval au galop, tournant la tête à droite, les pieds ne touchant pas terre; jockey monté sur le cheval
    stamped with signature, numbered and stamped with foundry mark 'Degas 32/Q A.A. HEBRARD CIRE PERDUE' (Lugt 658; on the top of the base); numbered again '36/Q' (on the bottom of the jockey's right foot)
    bronze with brown patina
    Height: 11 1/8 in. (28.3 cm.)
    Length: 14¼ in. (36.2 cm.)
    Concieved in 1865-1881; this bronze version cast at a later date in an edition of twenty-two, numbered A to T, plus two casts reserved for the Degas heirs and the founder Hébrard, marked HER and HER.D respectively


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    Provenance

    Galerie Max Kaganovitch, Paris.
    The Lefevre Gallery (Alex. Reid & Lefevre, Ltd.), London.
    Acquired from the above by the late owners, 1954.


    Pre-Lot Text

    Property from the Collection of William and Eleanor Wood Prince, Chicago, Illinois


    Literature

    J. Rewald, Degas, Works in Sculpture, A Complete Catalogue, New York, 1944, p. 20, nos. XVII and XVIII (another cast illustrated, p. 55).
    F. Russoli and F. Minervino, L'opera completa di Degas, Milan, 1970, p. 144, nos. S.53 and S.54 (another cast illustrated, p. 143).
    J. Lassaigne and F. Minervino, Tout l'oeuvre peint de Degas, Paris, 1974, p. 144, nos. S53 and S54 (another cast illustrated, p. 143; titled Cheval au galop monté par un jockey).
    J. Rewald, Degas's Complete Sculpture, Catalogue Raisonné, San Francisco, 1990, p. 74, nos. XVII and XVIII (another cast illustrated, pp. 74-75).
    S. Campbell, "Degas, The Sculptures, A Catalogue Raisonné," Apollo, August 1995, vol. CXLII, no. 402, pp. 26-27, no. 32 (another cast illustrated, p. 26).
    J.S. Czestochowski and A. Pingeot, Degas Sculptures, Catalogue Raisonné of the Bronzes, Memphis, 2002, p. 185, no. 32 (another cast illustrated in color, p. 184; another cast illustrated, p. 185).