EDGAR DEGAS (1834-1917)
EDGAR DEGAS (1834-1917)
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EDGAR DEGAS (1834-1917)

Chanteuse de café concert

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EDGAR DEGAS (1834-1917)
Chanteuse de café concert
signed 'Degas' (lower left)
pastel over monotype on joined paper laid down on board
6 ¾ x 6 3/8 in. (17 x 16.2 cm.)
Executed in 1879
Provenance
Estate of the artist; Fourth sale, Galerie Georges Petit, Paris, 2 July 1919, lot 301.
Galerie Durand-Ruel et Cie., Paris (acquired at the above sale).
Thalia Westcott Millett, New York (acquired from the above, 30 September 1919).
Stephen C. Millett Jr., Washington, D.C. (gift from the above, 1935, until at least 1968).
Anon. sale, Christie's, New York, 11 May 1989, lot 105.
Private collection, Europe (acquired at the above sale); sale, Sotheby's, New York, 13 November 1997, lot 134.
Acquired at the above sale by the present owner.
Literature
P.A. Lemoisne, Degas et son oeuvre, Paris, 1946, vol. II, p. 304, no. 538 (illustrated, p. 305).
E.P. Janis, Degas Monotypes: Essay, Catalogue & Checklist, exh. cat., Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University, Cambridge, 1968, no. 37 (illustrated; dated circa 1877-1879).
F. Russoli and F. Minervino, L'opera completa di Degas, Milan, 1970, p. 113, no. 568 (illustrated; dated circa 1879).
Exhibited
New York, Charles E. Slatkin Galleries, Renoir. Degas: A Loan Exhibition of Drawings, Pastels, Sculptures, November-December 1958, no. 44b.

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