17 November 2016
Edgar Degas (1834-1917)
Homme nu, debout et tenant un bâton (recto); Homme nu debout (verso)
stamped with signature 'Degas' (Lugt 658; lower left) and with atelier stamp (Lugt 657; lower right)
pencil on paper
11 ¾ x 8 in. (30 x 20.6 cm.)
Estate of the artist; Third sale, Galerie Georges Petit, Paris, 7-9 April 1919, lot 121a-b.
William Falenki, New York (1950).
Gift from the above to the present owner, circa 1956.
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