22 September 2009
Edgar Degas (1834-1917)
Copy after Gozzoli's "Destruction de Sodom"
with atelier stamp (Lugt 657; upper left), dated and inscribed '1859 Pise' (lower right) and indistinctly inscribed throughout; with atelier stamp (Lugt 657; on the reverse)
pencil on paper
5½ x 7 3/8 in. (14 x 18.7 cm.)
Drawn in 1859
Estate of the artist.
Arbit Blatas, Paris.
Regina Resnik, New York (acquired from the above).
Acquired from the above by the present owner.
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