EDGAR DEGAS | TÊTE, PETITE ÉTUDE POUR LE PORTRAIT DE MADAME SALLE
12,000 - 18,000 USD
Property from an Important Private Collector
1834 - 1917
TÊTE, PETITE ÉTUDE POUR LE PORTRAIT DE MADAME SALLE
Stamped Degas, numbered 7/B and with the foundry mark A. A. Hébrard cire perdue
Height: 6 in. (15.2 cm)
Conceived in 1892 and cast in bronze by the A.A. Hébrard Foundry, Paris, from 1919 to 1937 in a numbered edition of 21 numbered A to T plus one cast inscribed HER.D.
Dark brown patina. Some dirt and accretions in the crevices, particularly to the top of the figure's head. There is some slight rubbing to the extreme edges, most notably to the figure's proper left ear and to the back of the head. Otherwise, fine. This work is in good condition.
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Walter Halverson (acquired in 1921)
Durand-Ruel Galleries, New York (acquired by 1922)
Ferargil Galleries, New York (acquired by 1925)
Mr. & Mrs. Stephen Millett (acquired from the above)
Thence by descent
Germain Bazin, "Degas sculpteur," in L'amour de l'Art, no. 7, July 1931, illustration of another cast fig. 73
John Rewald, ed., Degas, Works in Sculpture—A Complete Catalogue, New York, 1944, no. XXXI, illustration of another cast p. 83
John Rewald, Degas: Sculpture, London, 1957, no. XXXI, illustration of another cast p. 148
Charles Millard, The Sculpture of Edgar Degas, Princeton, 1976, no. 115, illustration of another cast n.p. (titled Portrait Head)
Degas scultore (exhibition catalogue), Palazzo Strozzi, Florence & Palazzo Forti, Verona, 1986, no. 7, illustration of another cast n.p.
John Rewald, Degas's Complete Sculpture. Catalogue Raisonné, New Edition, San Francisco, 1990, no. XXXI, illustration of another cast p. 100
Anne Pingeot & Frank Horvat, Degas Sculptures, Paris, 1991, no. 69, illustration of another cast p. 186
Sara Campbell, "Degas, The Sculpture: A Catalogue Raisonné," in Apollo, London, August 1995, illustration of another cast p. 14
Joseph S. Czestochowski & Anne Pingeot, Degas Sculptures, Catalogue Raisonné of the Bronzes, Memphis, 2002, no. 7, illustrations of another cast p. 134
Sara Campbell, Richard Kendall, Daphne Barbour & Shelley Sturman, Degas in the Norton Simon Museum, vol. II, Pasadena, 2009, no. 101, original wax model and another cast illustrated pp. 262-265; the present cast listed pp. 262-65