Description & Technical information

The sheet bears a label with the number 380 lower left. The back of
the cardboard of the framing bears another label, partially removed,
annotated: V.A (D ?).2/380 and probably meaning : Atelier Degas, 2e
vente ; below, trade label of Adam-Dupré, framer 19 bis rue Fontaine in

According to Paul-Andre Lemoisne, the major part of the
pieces described in the sales catalogues under the section "Impressions
en couleurs retouchees par Edgar Degas" might be rare counter proofs of
monotypes or pastels, enhanced by the artist. Cf Degas et son
oeuvre,n°515, bis.

Date:  circa 1899
Period:  19th century
Origin:  France
Medium: Colour-enhanced printing on paper
Dimensions: 42 x 31 cm (16¹/₂ x 12¹/₄ inches)
Provenance: Sixth sale of the Degas collection (2nd sale of the studio), 11-13
December 1918, Paris, Galerie Georges Petit (experts: MM. Bernheim
Jeune, Durand-Ruel and Ambroise Vollard). Work described and illustrated
under the n°380, p.215, in the section "Impressions en couleurs
retouchées par Edgar Degas".
Former collection Comiot, Paris, acquired from the above sale.
Private collection, Lyon, since the 1950s.

Literature: Catalogue des tableaux, pastels et dessins par Edgar Degas et provenant
de son atelier, Galerie Georges Petit, Paris, 1918, Section "Impressions
en couleurs retouchées par Edgar Degas", n°380.
Frits Lugt, Les marques de collections de dessins et d'estampes, 1921, n°658, p.118.
Paul-André Lemoisne, Degas et son oeuvre, Tome III, Paris, 1949, illustrated under the n°1367bis, p.797.

Categories: Paintings, Drawings & Prints