Head of a Horse, Edgar Degas (French, Paris 1834–1917 Paris), Graphite on wove paper

Head of a Horse

Edgar Degas (French, Paris 1834–1917 Paris)
ca. 1878
Graphite on wove paper
Sheet: 6 9/16 x 4 3/4 in. (16.7 x 12.1cm)
Credit Line:
Gift of Albert Gallatin, 1923
Accession Number:
Not on view
Marking: Stamped in red ink, lower right, with the mark of the Degas estate sale (Lugt 658).Stamped in ochre ink, lower right, with the mark of the MMA
Albert Eugene Gallatin; Donor: Albert Eugene Gallatin (American)
The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Degas in the Metropolitan," February 26, 1977–September 4, 1977.

National Gallery of Scotland. "Degas 1879," August 13, 1979–September 30, 1979.

National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C. "Degas at the Races," April 12, 1998–July 12, 1998.

National Gallery of Australia, Canberra. "Degas: The Uncontested Master," December 12, 2008–March 22, 2009.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Drawings and Prints: Selections from the Permanent Collection," November 19, 2013–February 10, 2014.

Degas Vente IV. 233f
MMA 1977. 14
James Bolivar Manson The Life and Work of Edgar Degas. London, 1927, p. 49.

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National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C., Jean Sutherland Boggs, Daphne Barbour, Shelley Sturman, Kimberly Jones Degas at the Races. Exh. cat., National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., April 12-July 12, 1998. New Haven, CT, 1998, ill. p. 114., cat. no. 63, ill.

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