Fine Prints & Photography

October 26 - 31, 2019

Online Auction
LOT 96
Edgar Degas (1834-1917)
  • Edgar Degas (1834-1917)
  • Edgar Degas (1834-1917)
  • Edgar Degas (1834-1917)

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Edgar Degas (1834-1917), French

LOGES D'ACTRICES (ACTRESSES IN THEIR DRESSING ROOMS), CIRCA 1879-1880 [DELTEIL, 28.V; ADHEMAR, 31]

Etching and aquatint on thin laid paper with indistinct watermark; Inscribed “C.1879-80 5th. Final state” to gallery label verso (the 5th print of only eight impressions Degas made before cancelling the plate)
Plate/Sheet 6.2 x 8.25 in — 15.8 x 21 cm; 8.8 x 13.5 in — 22.4 x 34.3 cm

Estimate $800-$1,200

Realised: $780
Price Includes Buyer's Premium ?

About artist/note:

A second impression of this print is in the Collection of the British Museum: Museum number 1919,0204.1

Literature:

See Sue Welsh Reed and Barbara Stern Shapiro, "Edgar Degas, the painter as printmaker," Boston 1984, Cat. 50

Provenance:

Ex-Collection Gross, partial brown inked collector's stamp verso;
Kaspar Gallery, Toronto labels verso;
From whom purchased by Dr. & Mrs. Silverstein, Toronto