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Edgar Degas

Danseuse assise

Property Sold to Benefit the O'Donnell Foundation

Edgar Degas

Edgar Degas

Danseuse assise

Danseuse assise

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Property Sold to Benefit the O'Donnell Foundation

Edgar Degas

1834 - 1917

Danseuse assise


stamped Degas (lower left); stamped with the atelier mark (on the verso)

charcoal on paper

18⅜ by 12¼ in.

46.7 by 31.1 cm.

Executed in 1892.


The authenticity of this work has been confirmed by Galerie Brame & Lorenceau.

Executed on buff laid paper. The sheet is hinged at two places along the verso to a window mat. Artist pinholes to the corners. The extreme edges of the sheet have darkened slightly, and there is very faint mat burn to the all four edges. The sheet has been unevenly cut and the upper right edge is deckled. Four flattened creases along the right register. Very light creasing to the lower left corner. One point of impact and associated puncture in the figure's proper left knee. There is slight bumping to the lower edge center. Pindot spots of foxing in the lower half of the sheet, and two pindot studio stains in the upper sheet center. Area of undulation at lower right quadrant, to the right of the figure's proper left leg. This work is in good condition.


Framed: 29 1/4 by 23 in. (74.3 by 58.4 cm.)


In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective qualified opinion.

NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.

Estate of the artist

Galerie Georges Petit, Paris, Atelier Edgar Degas, 4ème vente, 2-4 July 1919, lot 208-1 (consigned by the above)

Ambroise Vollard, Paris (acquired from the above)

Henry Hyde, Chicago

Private Collection, Boston (acquired from the above in 1939)

Hirschl & Adler Galleries, New York

Private Collection, New York (acquired by 1989)

Janie C. Lee Gallery, Houston

Acquired from the above in 1991 by the present owner 

Cambridge, Massachusetts, Harvard University, Fogg Art Museum, 1938
New York, Janie C. Lee Gallery, Master Drawings 1520-1990, 1989