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Edgar Degas (1834-1917)
Edgar Degas (1834-1917)
Edgar Degas (1834-1917)
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EDGAR DEGAS (1834-1917)

Danseuse sur une pointe

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EDGAR DEGAS (1834-1917)
Danseuse sur une pointe
signed 'Degas' (lower right)
pastel and pen and brush and sepia ink over pencil on paper laid down on card
6 ¾ x 8 ¼ in. (17 x 21 cm.)
Executed circa 1877
Provenance
The Leicester Galleries (Ernest Brown & Phillips), London (by 1922).
Alfred Strölin, Paris.
Mercedes Santamarina, Buenos Aires.
Private collection, Buenos Aires.
Wildenstein & Co. Inc., New York (acquired from the above, 1992).
Acquired from the above by the late owner, 1996.
Literature
The Burlington Magazine, January 1922, vol. XI, no. 226, p. XV (illustrated).
C. Porter, Six Decades at the Leicester Galleries, London, London, 1963, p. 3.
Exhibited
London, The Leicester Galleries (Ernest Brown & Phillips), Catalogue of an Exhibition of Paintings, Pastels and Etchings by Edgar Degas, January 1922, p. 16, no. 28.
Paris, Galerie Charpentier, Danse et divertissements, 1948-1949, no. 56 or no. 69.
Paris, Galerie Charpentier, Chefs-d'oeuvre de collections françaises, 1962, no. 24 (dated circa 1875).
Special Notice

On occasion, Christie's has a direct financial interest in the outcome of the sale of certain lots consigned for sale. This will usually be where it has guaranteed to the Seller that whatever the outcome of the auction, the Seller will receive a minimum sale price for the work. This is known as a minimum price guarantee. This is such a lot.
On occasion, Christie's has a direct financial interest in the outcome of the sale of certain lots consigned for sale. This will usually be where it has guaranteed to the Seller that whatever the outcome of the auction, the Seller will receive a minimum sale price for the work. This is known as a minimum price guarantee. Where Christie's has provided a Minimum Price Guarantee it is at risk of making a loss, which can be significant, if the lot fails to sell. Christie's therefore sometimes chooses to share that risk with a third party. In such cases the third party agrees prior to the auction to place an irrevocable written bid on the lot. The third party is therefore committed to bidding on the lot and, even if there are no other bids, buying the lot at the level of the written bid unless there are any higher bids. In doing so, the third party takes on all or part of the risk of the lot not being sold. If the lot is not sold, the third party may incur a loss. The third party will be remunerated in exchange for accepting this risk based on a fixed fee if the third party is the successful bidder or on the final hammer price in the event that the third party is not the successful bidder. The third party may also bid for the lot above the written bid. Where it does so, and is the successful bidder, the fixed fee for taking on the guarantee risk may be netted against the final purchase price.

Third party guarantors are required by us to disclose to anyone they are advising their financial interest in any lots they are guaranteeing. However, for the avoidance of any doubt, if you are advised by or bidding through an agent on a lot identified as being subject to a third party guarantee you should always ask your agent to confirm whether or not he or she has a financial interest in relation to the lot.
Post Lot Text
Theodore Reff has stated that, in his opinion, this work is by the hand of Edgar Degas.

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