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    Sale 12147

    Impressionist & Modern Art Day Sale

    17 November 2016, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 1240

    Edgar Degas (1834-1917)

    L'Ecolière ou Femme marchant dans la rue

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    Edgar Degas (1834-1917)
    L'Ecolière ou Femme marchant dans la rue
    stamped with signature, numbered and stamped with foundry mark 'Degas (3) A.A. HEBRARD CIRE PERDUE' (on the top of the base)
    bronze with brown patina
    Height: 10 ¾ in. (27.4 cm.)
    Original wax model executed circa 1880-1881; this bronze version cast in 1955-1957 in an edition numbered 1 to 20


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    Provenance

    Nélly Hébrard, Paris.
    M. Knoedler & Co., Inc., New York (acquired from the above, 1957).
    Barbara N. Thurston, New York (acquired from the above, February 1962); Estate sale, Sotheby Parke Bernet, Inc., New York, 22 May 1975, lot 562a.
    Acquired at the above sale by the late owner.


    Pre-Lot Text

    Property from The Collection of Adele and Irving Moskovitz


    Literature

    J. Rewald, ed., Degas, Works in Sculpture, A Complete Catalogue, New York, 1944, p. 28 (original wax model illustrated, p. 144).
    J. Rewald and L. von Matt, Degas Sculpture, The Complete Works, New York, 1956, no. LXXIV (another cast illustrated, fig. 25).
    J. Lassaigne and F. Minervino, Tout l'oeuvre peint de Degas, Paris, 1974, p. 144, no. S 74 (original wax model illustrated, p. 145).
    C.W. Millard, The Sculpture of Edgar Degas, Princeton, 1979, p. xi (original wax model illustrated, pl. 32).
    I. Dunlop, Degas, New York, 1979, p. 8, no. 202 (another cast illustrated, p. 219).
    J. Rewald, Degas's Complete Sculpture, Catalogue Raisonné, San Francisco, 1990, p. 186, no. LXXIV (another cast illustrated and original wax model illustrated, p. 187).
    A. Pingeot, Degas Sculptures, Paris, 1991, p. 190, no. 74 (original wax model illustrated).
    S. Campbell, "Degas, The Sculptures, A Catalogue Raisonné," Apollo, vol. CXLII, no. 402, August 1995, p. 48 (another cast illustrated, fig. 72; this cast listed as no. 20/20).
    J.S. Czestochowski and A. Pingeot, Degas Sculptures, Catalogue Raisonné of the Bronzes, Memphis, 2002, p. 268, no. 74 (another cast illustrated in color and original wax model illustrated).
    S. Campbell, R. Kendall, D.S. Barbour and S.G. Sturman, Degas in the Norton Simon Museum, Pasadena, 2009, vol. II, pp. 474-476 and 556-557, no. 98 (original wax model illustrated, p. 474, fig. 98a and another cast illustrated in color, p. 475; this cast listed as no. 20/20).
    S. Glover Lindsay, D.S. Barbour and S.G. Sturman, Edgar Degas, Sculpture, The Collections of the National Gallery of Art, Princeton, 2010, pp. 322, 324-328 and 330, nos. 57 and 58 (original wax model illustrated, p. 324, fig. 3; original wax model illustrated in color, pp. 323 and 326, fig. 4 and another cast illustrated in color, p. 329).