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EDGAR DEGAS | DANSEUSE SE FROTTANT LE GENOU

Property from the Collection of Arthur & Sara Jo Kobacker

EDGAR DEGAS | DANSEUSE SE FROTTANT LE GENOU

EDGAR DEGAS | DANSEUSE SE FROTTANT LE GENOU

Property from the Collection of Arthur & Sara Jo Kobacker

EDGAR DEGAS

(1834 - 1917)

DANSEUSE SE FROTTANT LE GENOU


Stamped Degas and with the foundry mark Cire Perdue A.A. Hébrard and numbered 39/J

Bronze

Height: 12¼ in. (31.1 cm)

Conceived circa 1882-95 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 work is in very good condition. Honey brown patina. There is some rubbing to the figure's proper left thumb. There is some scattered light pitting on the surface, likely inherent to the casting process. There are a few light scratches on the base to the left of the signature.


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M. Knoedler & Co., New York (acquired by 1960)

Mr. & Mrs. Lester Avnet, New York (and sold: Parke-Bernet Galleries, New York, October 13, 1965, lot 43)

Stephen Hahn Fine Art, New York (acquired at the above sale) 

Acquired from the above on July 31, 1981

John Rewald, Degas, Works in Sculpture, A Complete Catalogue, London, 1944, no. XLVIII, illustrations of another cast pp. 106-107

John Rewald, Degas Sculpture, The Complete Works, London, 1957, no. XLVIII, illustration of another cast pl. 62

Charles W. Millard, The Sculpture of Edgar Degas, Princeton, 1976, illustration of another cast pl. 76 

John Rewald, The Complete Sculptures of Degas, London, 1976, no. 27, illustration of another cast p. 46

Maurice Guillaud, Degas, Form and Space, Paris, 1984, no. 36, illustration of another cast fig. 161

Joseph S. Czestochowski & Anne Pingeot, Degas Sculptures, Catalogue Raisonné of the Bronzes, Memphis, 2002, no. 39, illustrations of another cast pp. 196-97

Sara Campbell, Richard Kendall, Daphne Barbour & Shelly Sturman, Degas in the Norton Simon Museum, Nineteenth-Century Art, vol. II, Pasadena, 2009, illustrations of another cast pp. 305-08