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Bather Drying Herself

Artist:
Edgar Degas (French, Paris 1834–1917 Paris)
Date:
ca. 1883–84
Medium:
Charcoal and pastel on off-white laid paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 12 5/8 x 9 3/4 in. (32.1 x 24.8cm)
Classification:
Drawings
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1918
Accession Number:
19.51.2
Not on view
Study of Nude Female Figure

Marking: Stamped in red ink, lower right: mark of the Degas estate sale (Lugt 658); stamped in ochre ink, lower center with the mark of the MMA; numbered in red ink, lower right: 18.51.2 [remaining traces of the number that was removed in 1953]
Verso: stamped in red ink, upper left with mark of the Degas atelier (Lugt 657); numbered in blue chalk, upper left: 1841 [underlined]; numbered in blue chalk, lower right: Ph 1229 [underlined]
Sold, Galerie Georges Petit, Paris, Degas Sale II, Dec.11–13, 1918, no. 222
The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Degas in the Metropolitan," February 26, 1977–September 4, 1977.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "The Private Collection of Edgar Degas, MMA," October 1, 1997–January 11, 1998.

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Small Bronzes," September 5, 2003–March 14, 2004, no catalogue.

Lemoisne 708; Atelier Sale II, no. 222.1
Bryson Burroughs B[ryson]. B[urroughs]. "Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin" Drawings by Degas. 14, May 1919.

Bryson Burroughs "Drawings by Degas." in The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, vol. 14, no. 5, New York, May 1919, pp. 116-117.

James Bolivar Manson The Life and Work of Edgar Degas. London, 1927, p. 48.

Modern drawings. Exh. cat.: 15 February - 16 April. edited by Monroe Wheeler, Museum of Modern Art, New York, New York, 1944, fig. no. pl. 16, p. 90, ill.

Paul-André Lemoisne Degas et son oeuvre. 4 vols + Suppl, Paris, 1946-1949, cat. no. 708, ill.

Paul-André Lemoisne P[aul]. A[ndré]. Lemoisne Degas et son œuvre. Galerie Brame P. Brame et C. M. de Hauke, [reprint 1984]. Paris, [1946–49].

Agnes Mongan, Ira Moskowitz Great Drawings of All Times, vol. 3: French, thirteenth century to 1919. New York, 1962, cat. no. 799, ill.

Washington University Steinberg Hall, Washington University Lithographs by Edgar Degas. [St. Louis?], 1967.

Fiorella Minervino L'opera completa di Degas. Rizzoli, Milan, 1970.

Charles S. Moffett Degas in the Metropolitan. Ex. cat., February 26-September 4, 1977: a complete checklist of works by Degas in the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1977, cat. no. 37.

Sue Welsh Reed, Barbara Stern Shapiro Edgar Degas: The Painter as Printmaker. Exh. cat., Boston, Philadelphia, and London. Boston, 1984, fig. no. 43, lxvi, ill.

Ann Dumas, Colta Ives, Susan Alyson Stein, Gary Tinterow The Private Collection of Edgar Degas. Ex. cat. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1997, fig. no. 375, pp. 271, 285, 28, ill.

Susan Alyson Stein, Edgar Degas, The Metropolitan Museum of Art The Private Collection of Edgar Degas. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1997.



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