7 May 2009
Edgar Degas (1834-1917)
Portrait de René Degas
signed, inscribed and dated 'Degas mon frère René 1855' (lower right)
pencil with white heightening on buff paper
12¼ x 9½ in. (31.1 x 24.1 cm.)
Drawn in 1855
Anon. sale, Hôtel Drouot, Paris, 24 November 1964, lot 32.
Hector Brame, Paris.
Acquired from the above by the family of the late owner.
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In a letter of 30 March 2009, Professor Theodore Reff has stated his opinion that this drawing is by Edgar Degas.
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