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    Sale 2046

    Impressionist and Modern Art Day Sale

    6 November 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 131

    Edgar Degas (1834-1917)

    Danseuse s'avançant, les bras levés, la jambe droite en avant

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    Edgar Degas (1834-1917)
    Danseuse s'avançant, les bras levés, la jambe droite en avant
    stamped with signature, numbered and stamped with foundry mark 'Degas 72/B A.A HEBRARD CIRE PERDUE' (Lugt 658; on the right foot)
    bronze with red brown patina
    Height: 25¾ in. (65.4 cm.)
    Conceived in 1882-1895; this bronze version cast by 1921 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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    Walther Halvorsen, New York (1921).
    Durand-Ruel Galleries, New York (1922).
    Ferargil Galleries, New York (1925).
    Mary Quinn Sullivan, New York (1935); sale, American Art Association/Anderson Galleries, Inc., New York, 30 April 1937, lot 223.
    Marie Harriman Gallery, New York (acquired at the above sale).
    Buchholz Gallery (Curt Valentin), New York.
    Maurice and Marguerite Stone, New York.
    Bequest from the above to the present owner, 1982.

    Pre-Lot Text

    The Property of the Museum of Modern Art, New York, Sold to Benefit the Acquisitions Fund*


    P. Gsell, "Edgar Degas, Statuaire," Renaissance de l'Art Français et des Industries de Luxe, no. 1, December 1918, pp. 373-378.
    P.-A. Lemoisne, "Les statuettes de Degas," Art et Décoration, no. 36, July-August 1919, pp. 109-117.
    J. Rewald, Degas, Works in Sculpture, A Complete Catalogue, New York, 1944, p. 22, no. XXVI (wax version illustrated, p. 77).
    P. Borel, Les sculptures inédits de Degas, Choix de cires originales, Geneva, 1949.
    J. Adhémar, "Before the Degas Bronzes," Art News, November 1955, pp. 34-35 and 70.
    J. Rewald, Degas, Sculpture, The Complete Works, New York, 1956.
    M. Beaulieu, "Les sculptures de Degas, Essai de chronologie," Revue du Louvre, no. 19, 1969, pp. 369-380.
    J. Lassaigne and F. Minervino, Tout l'oeuvre peint de Degas, Paris, 1974, p. 141, no. S19 (another cast illustrated).
    T. Reff, "Degas' Sculpture, 1880-1884," Art Quarterly, no. 33, 1979, pp. 277-298.
    J. Rewald, Degas's Complete Sculpture, Catalogue Raisonné, San Francisco, 1990, pp. 90-91, no. XXVI (another cast illustrated).
    S. Campbell, "Degas, The Sculptures, A Catalogue Raisonné," Apollo, August 1995, vol. CXLII, no. 402, p. 46, no. 72 (another cast illustrated, fig. 70).
    J.S. Czestochowski and A. Pingeot, Degas Sculptures, Catalogue Raisonné of the Bronzes, Memphis, 2002, p. 263, no. 72 (another cast illustrated in color, pp. 262-263).


    New York, Durand-Ruel Galleries, Exposition Degas, December 1922.
    London, Ernest Brown & Phillips (Leicester Galleries), Catalogue of an Exhibition of Works in Sculpture of Edgar Degas, February-March 1923, no. 19.
    Rome, Casa Editrice d'Arte Enzo Pinci, Seconda Biennale Romana, Mostra Internazionale di Belle Arti, Sculture di Edgar Degas 1834-1917, November 1923-April 1924.
    Paris, Galerie Georges Petit, Exposition Degas, au profit de la Ligue franco-angloaméricaine contre le cancer, peintures, pastels et dessins, sculptures, eaux-fortes, lithographies et monotypes, April-May 1924, no. 271.
    New York, Ferargil Galleries, The Sculptures of Edgar Degas, October-November 1925, no. 19.
    New York, Jacques Seligmann & Co., Exhibition of Bronzes and Drawings by Degas, April-May 1935, no. 14.

    Post Lot Text

    *This lot may be tax exempt from the sales tax as set forth in the Sales Tax Notice at the back of the catalogue.