Charcoal and pastel with red, black, and white chalk on beige wove paper
sheet: 8 9/16 x 10 1/4 in. (21.7 x 26 cm)
Rogers Fund, 1918
Not on view
Inscription: Recto: Upper right, in Degas's hand, in red chalk: Mme Lisle; in graphite: oeil clair et gris vert [eyes clear and gray-green] Verso: Numbered in blue chalk, upper left: Ph 1759 [number of atelier inventory photo taken at Durand-Ruel gallery in preparation for Degas Estate Sale in 1918]
Marking: Recto: stamped in red ink, lower left: mark of Degas's estate sale (Lugt 658); stamped in ochre ink, lower center: stamp of MMA; numbered in red ink, lower right (partially removed): 19.51.5 Verso: stamped in red ink, lower right: mark of Degas atelier (Lugt 657)
Atelier DegasSale II, 1918, lot 237.2; Vendor: Galeries George Petit, Paris
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Artist: Edgar Degas (French, Paris 1834–1917 Paris)Date: ca. 1878–79Medium: Pastel and charcoal on green wove paper; squared for transfer in charcoal; letterpress printing on versoAccession: 19.51.1On view in:Not on view