• Impressionist/Modern Evening S auction at Christies

    Sale 7831

    Impressionist/Modern Evening Sale

    2 February 2010, London, King Street

  • Lot 15

    Edgar Degas (1834-1917)

    Danseuse, position de quatrième devant sur la jambe gauche, troisième étude

    Price Realised  

    Edgar Degas (1834-1917)
    Danseuse, position de quatrième devant sur la jambe gauche, troisième étude
    Stamped with the signature and with the foundry mark 'Degas CIRE PERDUE A.A.HEBRARD' (on the base); numbered '5/G' (on the back of the base)
    bronze with brown patina
    Height: 22 3/8 in. (57 cm.)
    Conceived circa 1882-1885; this bronze version cast between 1919 and 1937 or later in an edition of 20 casts numbered A-T, plus two casts reserved for the Degas heirs and the founder Hébrard, marked HER nad HER.D respectively, and two further casts, marked AP and one unnumbered


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    Provenance

    Private collection, Paris.
    Anonymous sale, Hôtel Drouot, Paris, 2 April 2007, lot 12.
    Acquired at the above sale by the present owner.


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE FRENCH COLLECTION


    Literature

    A.A. Hébrard, Exposition des sculptures de Degas, exh. cat, Galerie, A.-A. Hébrard, Paris, 1921, no. 5.
    L. Browse, Degas Dancers, London, 1949, no. 218 (another cast illustrated).
    J. Rewald, Degas: Sculpture - The Complete Works, New York, 1956, no. 44.
    F. Russoli, L'opera completa di Degas, Milan, 1970, no. S10 (illustrated p. 141).
    A. Pingeot, Degas, Sculptures, Paris, 1991, no. 11.
    J.S. Czestochowski & A. Pingeot, Degas Sculptures, catalogue raisonne of the bronzes, Memphis, 2002, no. 5 (another cast illustrated).