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    Sale 2046

    Impressionist and Modern Art Day Sale

    6 November 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 216

    Edgar Degas (1834-1917)

    Cheval de pur sang marchant au pas

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    Edgar Degas (1834-1917)
    Cheval de pur sang marchant au pas
    stamped with signature, numbered and stamped with foundry mark 'Degas 66/Q A.A. HEBRARD CIRE PERDUE' (Lugt 658; on the top of the base)
    bronze with dark brown patina
    Height: 5 3/8 in. (13.2 cm.)
    Length: 8¼ in. (21.1 cm.)
    Conceived 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. 19, no. V (another cast illustrated, p. 40).
    F. Russoli, L'opera completa di Degas, Milan, 1970, p. 142, no. S.38 (another cast illustrated, p. 143).
    J. Lassaigne and F. Minervino, Tout l'oeuve peint de Degas, Paris, 1974, p. 142).
    C.W. Millard, The Sculpture of Edgar Degas, Princeton, 1976, p. X, no. 13 (another cast illustrated).
    J. Rewald, Degas's Complete Sculpture, Catalogue Raisonné, San Francisco, 1990, p. 52, no. V (wax version illustrated, p. 52; another cast illustrated, p. 53).
    S. Campbell, "Degas, The Sculptures, A Catalogue Raisonné," Apollo, August 1995, vol. CXLII, no. 402, p. 43, no. 66 (another cast illustrated).
    J.S. Czestochowski and A. Pingeot, Degas Sculptures, Catalogue Raisonné of the Bronzes, Memphis, 2002, p. 251, no. 66 (another cast illustrated in color, p. 250; another cast illustrated, p. 251).


    Exhibited

    The Art Institute of Chicago, Degas in the Art Institute of Chicago, July-September 1984, no. S.5 (dated circa 1870).