Portrait of Hortense Valpinçon (Mme. Jacques Fourchy)
Edgar Degas (French, Paris 1834–1917 Paris)
portrait of Hortense Valpinçon (Mme. Jacques Fourchy) (French, 19th century)
Black conté crayon on buff wove paper
9 13/16 x 6 7/16 in. (25 x 16.3 cm)
Bequest of Walter C. Baker, 1971
Not on view
Inscription: Black crayon, lower right: Hortense/ Ménil-Hubert/ août 1883
Jacques Fourchy; Donor: Walter C. Baker
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