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

Grande arabesque, premier temps

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EDGAR DEGAS (1834-1917)
Grande arabesque, premier temps
stamped with signature and foundry mark and numbered 'Degas 18/Q A.A. HÉBRARD CIRE PERDUE' (Lugt 658; on the top of the base)
bronze with dark brown patina
Height: 19 1⁄8 in. (48.6 cm.)
Original wax model executed in 1885-1890; this bronze version cast in an edition numbered A to T, plus two casts reserved for the Degas heirs and the founder Hébrard, marked HER.D and HER, respectively
Provenance
Galerie Max Kaganovitch, Paris.
The Lefevre Gallery (Alex. Reid & Lefevre, Ltd.), London (acquired through Francart, Zug from the above, October 1951).
Allan Frumkin, New York (acquired from the above, July 1955).  
Acquired by the late owners, by circa 2010.
Literature
J. Rewald, Degas: Works in Sculpture, A Complete Catalogue, New York, 1944, p. 23, no. XXXV (original wax model illustrated, p. 86, and another cast illustrated, p. 87).
J. Rewald and L. von Matt, Degas Sculpture: The Complete Works, New York, 1956, p. 148, no. XXXV (another cast illustrated, pl. 37).
F. Russoli and F. Minervino, L’opera completa di Degas, Milan, 1970, p. 140, no. S.5 (original wax model illustrated).
J. Lassaigne and F. Minervino, Tout l’oeuvre peint de Degas, Paris, 1974, p. 140, no. S.5 (another cast illustrated).
C.W. Millard, The Sculptures of Edgar Degas, Princeton, 1976, pp. xvi and 24 (original wax model illustrated, fig. 87).
M. Guillard, ed., Degas: Form and Space, Paris, 1984, pp. 195-196 (another cast illustrated, fig. 188).
E. Camesasca and G. Cortenova, Degas scultore, Florence, 1986, pp. 117 and 182, no. 18 (another cast illustrated in color, p. 117; original wax model and other casts illustrated, p. 182).
A. Pingeot, A. Le Normand-Romain and L. Margerie, Catalogue sommaire illustré des sculptures du Musée d’Orsay, Paris, 1986, pp. 126-127, no. 2069 (another cast illustrated).
J. Rewald, Degas’s Complete Sculpture: Catalogue Raisonné, San Francisco, 1990, pp. 108-109 and 207, no. XXXV (original wax model illustrated, p. 108; another cast illustrated, p. 109).
A. Pingeot, Degas Sculptures, Paris, 1991, pp. 154-155, no. 5 (original wax model and another cast illustrated).
S. Campbell, “Degas: The Sculptures, A Catalogue Raisonné,” Apollo, vol. CLXII, no. 402, August 1995, pp. 19-20, no. 18 (another cast illustrated, fig. 18).
R. Kendall, Degas and the Little Dancer, Baltimore, 1998, p. 175, no. 51 (another cast illustrated).
J.S. Czestochowski and A. Pingeot, Degas Sculptures: Catalogue Raisonné of the Bronzes, Memphis, 2002, pp. 156-157, no. 18 (another cast illustrated in color, p. 156; original wax model illustrated, p. 157).
S. Campbell, R. Kendall, D.S. Barbour and S.G. Sturman, Degas in the Norton Simon Museum, Pasadena, 2009, vol. II, pp. 326-329 and 515-516, no. 59 (original wax model and another cast illustrated in color, pp. 326-328).
S.G. Lindsay, D.S. Barbour and S.G. Sturman, Edgar Degas Sculpture, exh. cat., National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 2010, pp. 201-204, no. 30 (original wax model illustrated in color; original wax model illustrated again, p. 203).

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