7 May 2008
Edgar Degas (1834-1917)
Etude de danseuse
stamped with signature 'Degas' (Lugt 658; lower left)
charcoal on paper laid down on paper
11¾ x 9 in. (29.9 x 22.9 cm.)
Drawn circa 1885
Estate of the artist; Fourth Sale, Galerie Georges Petit, Paris, 2-4 July 1919, lot 286.
Anon. sale, Hôtel Drouot, Paris, 1 June 1994, lot 53.
Anon. sale, Sotheby's, New York, 28 September 1994, lot 2.
Acquired at the above sale by the present owner.
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