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Violinist, Study for "The Dance Lesson"

Edgar Degas (French, Paris 1834–1917 Paris)

Date:
ca. 1878–79
Medium:
Pastel and charcoal on green wove paper; squared for transfer in charcoal; letterpress printing on verso
Dimensions:
15 3/8 x 11 3/4 in. (39.1 x 29.8 cm)
Classification:
Drawings
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1918
Accession Number:
19.51.1
  • Signatures, Inscriptions, and Markings

    Inscription: Verso, blue pencil, lower right corner: Ph 1017 / 2370

    Marking: Stamped in red ink, lower left: mark of the Degas estate sale (Lugt 658); stamped in red ink on the verso, lower right, with the mark of the Degas atelier (Lugt 657); stamped in brown ink, lower center, with the mark of The Metropolitan Museum of Art

  • Provenance

    Atelier Degas(Lugt 657)Lugt 657 and 658; Galerie Georges Petit, Paris(Degas Sale II,1918,no. 171 for MMA Fr 4500)2eme vente Degas, Paris, Dec. 11-13, 1918, no. 171, repr.

  • Exhibition History

    National Gallery of Canada. "Degas," June 16, 1988–August 28, 1988.

    The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Drawings and Prints: Selections from the Permanent Collection," February 26, 1996–May 5, 1996.

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

    The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Drawings and Prints: Selections from the Permanent Collection," April 25, 2005–July 24, 2005.

  • Catalogue Raisonné

    Lemoisne 451

  • References

    Peter A. Wick "Bulletin of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston" Degas' Violinist. 57, no. 310, 1959.

    Michael Pantazzi, Galeries Nationales du Grand Palais Galeries Nationales du Grand Palais, Paris Degas. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1988.

    Horst Keller Edgar Degas. Bruckmann, Munich, 1988.

    Jean Sutherland Boggs, City Art Museum of Saint Louis Drawings by Degas. City Art Museum of Saint Louis, St. Louis, 1966.

    Bryson Burroughs B[ryson]. B[urroughs]. "Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin" Drawings by Degas. 14, May 1919.

    Philippe Brame, Theodore Reff Degas et son oeuvre: A Supplement. Garland, New York, 1984.

    Ronald Pickvance, National Gallery of Scotland Degas 1879. National Gallery of Scotland, Edinburgh, 1979.

    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].

    Charles S. Moffett Degas: Paintings in The Metropolitan Museum of Art. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1979.

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

    Lillian Browse Degas Dancers. The Studio Publications, New York, [1949].

    Götz Adriani, Kunsthalle Tübingen Degas: Pastels, Oil Sketches, Drawings. Abbeville Press, English ed. [German ed., 1984]. New York, 1985.

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

    Douglas Cooper Pastels by Edgar Degas. Macmillan, New York, [1952?].

    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, p. 115.

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

    Paul-André Lemoisne Degas et son oeuvre. 4 vols + Suppl, Paris, 1946-1949, cat. no. 451, ill.

    Lillian Browse Degas Dancers. Studio Publications, New York, 1949, cat. no. 100.

    Douglas Cooper Pastels by Edgar Degas. Basel and New York, 1952–1953, cat. no. 11, fig. no. 11, p. 18, ill.

    Peter Arms Wick "Degas' Violinist" Bulletin, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. vol. 57, Boston, 1959, fig. no. 10, p. 100, ill.

    Agnes Mongan, Ira Moskowitz Great Drawings of All Times, vol. 3: French, thirteenth century to 1919. New York, 1962, cat. no. 784, ill.

    Jean Sutherland Boggs Drawings by Degas. Exh. cat., City Art Museum of Saint Louis, Philadelphia Museum of Art, The Minneapolis Society of the Arts. 1967, p. 154.

    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. 22, ill.

    Philippe Brame, Theodore Reff Degas et son oeuvre: A Supplement. New York, 1984, cat. no. 99 (under), p. 108.

    Horst Keller Edgar Degas. Munich, 1988, fig. no. 97, p. 129, ill.

    Jean Sutherland Boggs, Douglas Druick, Henri Loyrette, Michael Pantazzi, Gary Tinterow Degas. Ex. cat.: Paris, Ottawa, MMA, 1988-1989. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Réunion des musées nationaux, National Museums of Canada, New York and Ottawa, 1988-89, cat. no. 217, p. 333, ill.

    Auction Catalogue. Sotheby's, London, London, April 4, 1989, cat. no. 11.

    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. 371, pp. 271, 283, 28, ill.



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