Danseuse de corde
Property from a Distinguished American Collection
1841 - 1895
Danseuse de corde
signed Berthe Morisot (lower right)
pastel on paper
60.9 by 46cm., 24 ½ by 18 ¾ in.
Framed: 81.3 by 66cm., 32 ¾ by 26 ½ in.
Executed in 1886.
Executed on buff-coloured laid paper. The sheet has been laid down onto a thin supporting piece of paper, which has in turn been taped along its edges to the original backing board. All four edges are deckled. There are artist's pinholes in the upper corners and two to the centre of the upper edge. The sheet is slightly time-stained but the medium remains bright and fresh. There is a 1cm-long repaired tear to the upper part of the extreme left edge. There are a few nicks to the extreme edges and a tiny paper loss to the centre of the lower edge. The sheet is very slightly undulated at the left and right edges. This work is in overall good condition.
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Mme Julie Manet-Rouart, Paris
Dr & Mrs Julien Rouart, Paris (by descent from the above. Sold: Ferri Scp., Paris, Importants dessins et tableaux impressionnistes provenant de la succession de Madame Julien Rouart, 27th November 1997, lot 5)
Galerie Hopkins-Thomas, Paris
Private Collection (acquired from the above)
Hammer Galleries, New York
Acquired from the above by the family of the present owner in 2011