1834 - 1917
FOUR HEADS OF WOMEN (QUATRE TÊTES DE FEMMES) (DELTEIL 54; ADHEMAR 44; REED & SHAPIRO 27)
The scarce lithograph, comprised of four painterly monotypes, 1876-77, a superb impression of the only state, one of only five known proofs, on chine appliqué, unframed
sheet: 360 by 275mm 14⅛ by 10⅞in
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With full margins except the lower sheet edge trimmed slightly unevenly, in good condition, with pale mount-staining and surface soiling in the margins, a couple of small skinned areas along the extreme upper sheet edge, a few short, softened handling creases in the left margin, each sheet tip slightly rubbed, the verso with a small, faint stain in the lower left quadrant, unframed.
(The verso with paper tape along the extreme left sheet edge).
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Ex collection Edgar Degas, his atelier stamp recto (Lugt 675); sold in his Estate Sale, Paris, 22-33 November 1918, lot 177; Maurice Fenaille (1855-1937); thence by descent to the present owners