4 November 2010
PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE NEW YORK COLLECTION
Edgar Degas (1834-1917)
Femme nue s'essuyant
stamped with signature 'Degas' (Lugt 658; lower right)
pastel and charcoal on toned paper squared for transfer laid down on canvas
19 5/8 x 12 5/8 in. (49.8 x 32.1 cm.)
Drawn in 1895
Estate of the artist; Third sale, Galerie Georges Petit, Paris, 7-9 April 1919, lot 74.
Maubert collection, Paris.
Georges Vlau, Paris.
Arnold S. Askin, New York.
E.V. Thaw & Co., New York.
Acquired from the above by the family of the present owner.
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P.-A. Lemoisne, Degas et son oeuvre, Paris, 1946, vol. III, p. 684, no. 1180 (illustrated, p. 685).
Washington D.C., The Corcoran Gallery of Art, October 1966, possibly no. 7.
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