EDGAR DEGAS | AFTER THE BATH (LARGE VERSION) (D. 64; ADH. 68; R. & S. 66)
1834 - 1917
AFTER THE BATH (LARGE VERSION) (D. 64; ADH. 68; R. & S. 66)
Lithograph, 1891-92, Reed & Shapiro's fifth (final) state, on laid paper
image: 300 by 310 mm 11¾ by 12¼ in
sheet: 415 by 484 mm 16¼ by 19 in
With wide margins, the print is in good condition apart from a tiny touched-in spot in figure's lower back (possibly covering a fox mark). Very pale discoloration and soiling in the margins. Bottom sheet edge folded under (approx. 15 mm) and two inconspicuous printer's creases in lower left margin.
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Ex coll. Richard H. Zinser, and with his inkstamp on the verso (not yet in Lugt)
Nicholas Stogdon has suggested that “the ‘bather’ lithographs represent the last campaign of printmaking Degas was to undertake himself… and true to form Degas was soon combining his long-standing interest in the motif of the shapely nude drying herself with some of the repertory of current technical innovations.”