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Edgar Degas
DANSEUSES DANS LA COULISSE
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Edgar Degas
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Edgar Degas
1834 - 1917
DANSEUSES DANS LA COULISSE
signed Degas (lower right)
pastel and graphite over etching and aquatint on paper
Image: 14.5 by 11cm., 5 3/4 by 4 3/8 in.
Sheet: 15.5 by 12cm., 6 1/4 by 4 3/4 in.
Executed circa 1878-80.
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Provenance

M. Knoedler & Co, New York (acquired in 1926)
Private Collection (sale: Christie's, London, 25th June 1976, lot 30)
Thomas Gibson Fine Art, London (sale: Sotheby's, New York, 5th November 2008, lot 147)
Purchased at the above sale by the present owner

Exhibited

New Orleans, Isaac Delgado Museum of Art, New Orleans Collects: Early Masters of Modern Art, 1968, no. 11

Literature

Loys Delteil, Le Peintre –Graveur Illustré (XIX et XX siecles), Tome Neuvième, Edgar Degas, Paris, 1919, no. 26, illustration of other states, n.p.
Jean Adhémar & Françoise Cachin, Degas: The Complete Etchings, Lithographs and Monotypes, New York, 1975, no. 28, illustration of another state n.p.
Sue Welsh Reed & Barbara Stern Shapiro, Edgar Degas: The Painter as Printmaker, Boston, 1984, no. 47, illustration of other states, pp. 144-48
Paul André Lemoisne, Degas et son œuvreA Supplement, New York & London, 1984, no. 84, illustrated p. 91

Catalogue Note

In the present work, Degas appears to have used a working method analogous to his pastel-reworked monotypes. A lightly inked impression of the fifth state of the etching was abraded to increase the area of glare from the two spotlights. Pastel and graphite were then used freely to revise the composition. A fifth dancer, whose face and arm can be seen in the profile to the right in normal impressions of this state, has been covered over with pastel; the contour of the flat foreground has been extended with graphite into the lower left corner and up to a higher level at right; and, among other revisions, a profil-perdu has been added to the dancer furthest to the right. Delteil indicates that this etching is rare in all states.

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