EDGAR DEGAS | CHEVAL PUR-SANG AU PAS
Property from a Private Collection, Massachusetts
(1834 - 1917)
CHEVAL PUR-SANG AU PAS
Stamped Degas, numbered 66/D and stamped with the foundry mark A.A. Hebrard Cire Perdue
Length: 7½ in. (19.1 cm)
Conceived in 1865-81 and cast in bronze after 1919 in an edition of 20 numbered A to T plus 2 casts reserved for the Degas heirs marked HER.D and HER by the A.A. Hébrard Foundry, Paris. The present example cast by 1929.
The work is in excellent condition. Golden brown patina. Some extremely minor surface scratches. The surface is clean and waxed.
The lot is sold in the condition it is in at the time of sale. The condition report is provided to assist you with assessing the condition of the lot and is for guidance only. Any reference to condition in the condition report for the lot does not amount to a full description of condition. The images of the lot form part of the condition report for the lot provided by Sotheby's. Certain images of the lot provided online may not accurately reflect the actual condition of the lot. In particular, the online images may represent colours and shades which are different to the lot's actual colour and shades. The condition report for the lot may make reference to particular imperfections of the lot but you should note that the lot may have other faults not expressly referred to in the condition report for the lot or shown in the online images of the lot. The condition report may not refer to all faults, restoration, alteration or adaptation because Sotheby's is not a professional conservator or restorer but rather the condition report is a statement of opinion genuinely held by Sotheby's. For that reason, Sotheby's condition report is not an alternative to taking your own professional advice regarding the condition of the lot.
Holst Halvorsen, London
Justin K. Thannhauser, Lucerne & New York (acquired on August 12, 1929)
Wilhelm Weinberg, Scarsdale, New York
Sale: Sotheby's, London, July 10, 1957, lot 4
Frank Partridge, London (acquired at the above sale)
Sir Leon Bagrit, London (likely acquired from the above)
Thence by descent
John Rewald, Degas, Works in Sculpture, A Complete Catalogue, New York, 1944, p. 19, illustration of another cast pl. 40
Franco Russoli, L'opera completa di Degas, Milan, 1970, no. S.38, illustration of another cast p. 143
Charles Millard, The Sculpture of Edgar Degas, Princeton, 1976, no. 13, illustration of another cast fig. 13
John Rewald, Degas's Complete Sculpture, Catalogue Raisonné, San Francisco, 1990, no. V, illustration of another cast p. 52
Sarah Campbell, "Degas, The Sculptures, A Catalogue Raisonné," in Apollo, London, August 1995, vol. CXLII, no. 402, no. 66, illustration of another cast p. 43
Joseph S. Czestochowski & Anne Pingeot, Degas Sculptures, Catalogue Raisonné of the Bronzes, Memphis, 2002, no. 66, illustration of another cast p. 251-52
Amsterdam, Stedelijk Museum, Rondom Rodin: Tentoonstelling Honderd Jaar Fransche Sculptuur, 1939-40, no. 101