The Fireside

Edgar Degas (French, Paris 1834–1917 Paris)

ca. 1876–77
Monotype in black ink on white heavy laid paper
plate: 16 3/4 x 23 1/16 in. (42.5 x 58.6 cm) sheet: 19 3/4 x 25 1/2 in. (50.2 x 64.8 cm)
Credit Line:
Harris Brisbane Dick Fund, The Elisha Whittelsey Collection, The Elisha Whittelsey Fund, and C. Douglas Dillon Gift, 1968
Accession Number:
  • Secondary Titles

    Le Foyer

    La Cheminée

  • Provenance

    Gustave Pellet (French)until 1919; Maurice Exteens(to at least 1937); César de Hauke ; Le Vésinet (Private Collection) ; Private collection, France ; Hector Brame(from whom MMA purchased)

  • Exhibition History

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

    National Gallery of Australia. "Degas," December 12, 2008–March 22, 2009.

  • Catalogue Raisonné

    Janis 159, exh. cat. 37; p.xxiii; Adhémar/Cachin M167

  • References

    Colta Ives, Janet S. Byrne, Mary L. Myers, Suzanne Boorsch, Weston J. Naef, David W. Kiehl, The Metropolitan Museum of Art The Metropolitan Museum of Art: Notable Acquisitions, 1965-1975: Prints, Architecture and Ornament. New York, 1975, p. 186, ill.

    Jacob Bean, John J. McKendry "A Fortunate Year." in The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, n.s. vol. 27, no. 6, New York, February 1969, pp. 320-21., ill.

    Sue Welsh Reed, Eugenia Parry Janis, Barbara Stern Shapiro, David W. Kiehl, Colta Ives, Michael Mazur The Painterly Print: Monotypes from the Seventeenth to the Twentieth Century. Ex. cat. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1980, cat. no. 23, pp. 98-100, ill.

    Colta Ives "French Prints in the Era of Impressionism and Symbolism." in The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1988 (Summer), pp. 18-19, 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. 197, p. 309, ill.

    Jane Kinsman, Michael Pantazzi Degas: The Uncontested Master. Ex. cat. National Gallery of Australia, Reprinted and revised 2009. Canberra, 2008-2009, cat. no. 43, p. 108, ill.

    George T. M. Shackelford, Xavier Rey Degas and the Nude. Ex. cat., Museum of fine Arts, Boston, Oct. 9, 2011-Feb. 5, 2012 ; and Musée d'Orsay, Paris March 12-July 1. Boston, 2012, fig. no. 94, 90, 91, 224, ill.

  • See also
    In the Museum
    Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History