2 November 2005
Edgar Degas (1843-1917)
Deux danseuses de profil
stamped with signature 'Degas' (Lugt 658; lower left); indistinctly stamped 'ATELIER ED. DEGAS' (Lugt 657; lower left)
charcoal on paper laid down on paper
11¾ x 7¾ in. (29.8 x 19.7 cm.)
Estate of the artist; Third sale, Galerie Georges Petit, Paris, 7-9 April 1919, p. 116, lot 136/4 (illustrated).
Anon. sale, Hôtel Drouot, Paris, 14 December 2001, lot 22.
Acquired at the above sale by the present owner.
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Paris, Galerie Schmit, Degas, May-June 1975, no. 68, p. 138 (illustrated, p. 139).
London, David Bathurst Ltd., Paintings, Pastels and Drawings by Edgar Degas, June-July 1991, no. 17 (illustrated).
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