Seated Dancer

Edgar Degas (French, Paris 1834–1917 Paris)

Graphite and charcoal heightened with white on pink wove paper;squared for transfer
Sheet: 16 9/16 x 12 5/8 in. (42 x 32cm)
Credit Line:
H. O. Havemeyer Collection, Bequest of Mrs. H. O. Havemeyer, 1929
Accession Number:
  • Signatures, Inscriptions, and Markings

    Signature: Lower right, graphite: Degas

  • Provenance

    H. O. Havemeyer ; Louisine W. Havemeyer, from 1907; her bequest to MMA 1929; Donor: Louisine W. Havemeyer

  • Exhibition History

    The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "The H.O. Havemeyer Collection," March 10, 1930–November 2, 1930.

    Musée du Louvre. "Dessins Français du Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, de David à Picasso," October 25, 1973–January 7, 1974.

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

    Detroit Institute of Arts. "Edgar Degas: The Painter of Dancers (Detroit and Philadelphia)," October 20, 2002–January 12, 2003.

  • Catalogue Raisonné

    MMA 1988.136

  • References

    Frances Weitzenhoffer The Havemeyers: Impressionism Comes to America. New York, 1986, p. 116.

    Louisine W. Havemeyer Sixteen to Sixty, Memoirs of a Collector. New York, 1961, p. 252.

    The H.O. Havemeyer Collection: Catalogue of Paintings, Prints, Sculpture and Objects of Art. Privately published, New York, 1931, pp. 186, 187 (il, ill.

    Lillian Browse Degas Dancers. Studio Publications, New York, 1949, cat. no. 18, ill.

    Linda Boyer Gillies "European Drawings in the Havemeyer Collection" Connoisseur. vol. 172, no. 693, November 1969, fig. no. 5, pp. 150, 153, ill.

    Jacques Fryszman "French Drawings from the Metropolitan Museum at the Louvre." in Burlington Magazine. vol. 115, no. 849, London, December 1973, p. 837.

    Jacob Bean, Linda Boyer Gillies, Cynthia Lambros, Roseline Bacou, Réunion des musées nationaux Dessins français du Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York de David à Picasso. 54th Exposition de Cabinet des Dessins Musée du Louvre, 25 October, 1973-7 January 1974. Paris, 1973, cat. no. 34, ill.

    Frederick Malins Drawing Ideas of the Masters: Artists' techniques compared and contrasted. Phaidon Press, Oxford, 1981, cat. no. 45, ill.

    Frances Weitzenhoffer, University Microfilms International The Creation of the Havemeyer Collection, 1875-1900 [Ph.D. diss., CUNY, 1982]. PhD diss., 1982 p. 260.

    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. 136, pp. 242-3, ill.

    Alice Cooney Frelinghuysen, Gary Tinterow Splendid Legacy: The Havemeyer Collection. Ex. cat.: March 27-June 20. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1993, cat. no. 208, pp. 42,212,286,3, ill.

    Jill DeVonyar, Richard Kendall Degas and the Dance. Ex. cat. New York, 2002, fig. no. 153, p. 142, ill.

    Richard Kendall, Jill DeVonyar "The Class of 1881: Degas, Drawing, and the Little Dancer Aged Fourteen." Master Drawings. vol. 41, no. 2, Summer 2003, Discussed p. 156, cited p. 162 (footnote 19), fig. no. 5, p. 157, ill.

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