440
440

PROPERTY OF A PRIVATE COLLECTOR

Edgar Degas
JEUNE FEMME ASSISE 
Estimate
200,000300,000
LOT SOLD. 200,000 USD
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440

PROPERTY OF A PRIVATE COLLECTOR

Edgar Degas
JEUNE FEMME ASSISE 
Estimate
200,000300,000
LOT SOLD. 200,000 USD
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Details & Cataloguing

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Edgar Degas
1834 - 1917
JEUNE FEMME ASSISE 
Stamped Degas (lower left)
Charcoal and pastel on paper laid down on board
32 by 23 3/4 in.
81.2 by 60.3 cm
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Provenance

Estate of the artist (and sold: Galeries Georges Petit, Paris, Atelier Edgar Degas, 3ème vente, April 7-9, 1919, lot 380)
Nunès et Fiquet, Paris (acquired at the above sale)
Durand-Ruel, Paris
Edmund W. Mudge, Jr., Dallas (and sold: Sotheby's Parke-Bernet Galleries, Inc., New York, October 28, 1970, lot 22)
Acquired at the above sale

Literature

Phillipe Brame & Theodore Reff, Degas et son oeuvre: A Supplement, New York, 1984, no. 163, illustrated p. 177

Catalogue Note

This work is the first study for a larger pastel, Mme Alexis Rouart et ses enfants (Femme assise dans un jardin) which is now in the Musée du Petit Palais in Paris (see fig. 1). Degas enjoyed a close friendship with Alexis Rouart who, like his brother Henri, was a passionate collector of Impressionist art. Here, Degas seems to depict Madame Rouart surrounded by her unruly children in the exact moment when she is rising out of her chair to discipline them. 

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